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Cruises From New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - September 28, 2022) there are 240 cruises out of New Orleans, LA (from which 51 are in 2022, 151 are in 2023 and the rest are in 2024). In the following paragraphs you'll find a detailed overview of all those cruise options. If you're just looking to see the listing of the 240 sailings, please click on one of the 3 buttons on the right side - either on "View Sailings Sorted By Departure Date" (good for viewing last minute New Orleans cruise deals), "View Sailings Sorted By Price Per Day" or "View Sailings Grouped By Itineraries".

Regions and Prices

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Region
Bahamas
Caribbean
Panama Canal

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from New Orleans and visits Bahamas is January of 2023, with prices starting from $419. For Caribbean you can book cruises in November starting from $227. For Panama Canal you can book cruises in November starting from $1129.

You can click on links in the table above to view the cruise options for the given region in a given month. You can also click on the "Next Month" and "Previous Month" links at the top of the table to shift the window of months that are displayed.

Cheap Cruises From New Orleans

Since New Orleans cruises have various durations (7 days, 5 days and other durations - see below), the best way to compare cruise prices is to do that on price-per-day bases. The following table shows New Orleans cruises in the upcoming 12 months sorted by price per day. You can use this table to find the best cruise deals from New Orleans.

Departure
Date
Ship Days Price $/Day View
Nov. 7, 2022 Radiance of the Seas 5 $227 $45 View
Feb. 6, 2023 Carnival Valor 5 $239 $48 View
Feb. 11, 2023 Carnival Valor 5 $239 $48 View
Jan. 23, 2023 Carnival Valor 5 $244 $49 View
Jan. 28, 2023 Carnival Valor 5 $244 $49 View
Nov. 26, 2022 Radiance of the Seas 5 $248 $50 View
Oct. 16, 2022 Carnival Glory 7 $354 $51 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted New Orleans cruise starts at $45 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on November 7, 2022 (5 nights New Orleans round-trip itinerary on Radiance of the Seas).

If you want to see the listing of all 240 New Orleans sailings sorted by price per day, you can click on 'View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day' link at the bottom of the table above.

Cruise Lines out of New Orleans

There are only three cruise lines - Carnival, Norwegian (NCL) and Royal Caribbean - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of New Orleans.

Cruise Line Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Ships
Carnival 191 12 $83 2
Norwegian (NCL) 35 6 $96 1
Royal Caribbean 14 10 $80 1

Carnival Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Carnival offers the most sailings out of New Orleans - 191 cruise options. It offers 12 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Carnival Valor and Carnival Glory) sailing out of New Orleans. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $83.

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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Norwegian (NCL) offers 35 cruise options out of New Orleans. It offers 6 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Norwegian Breakaway) sailing out of New Orleans. The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $96.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Royal Caribbean offers 14 cruise options out of New Orleans. It offers 10 distinct itineraries out of New Orleans, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Radiance of the Seas). The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $80.

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Cruise Ships out of New Orleans

There are 4 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the New Orleans cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Built
Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Carnival Valor 2004 116 3 $83
Carnival Glory 2003 75 9 $84
Norwegian Breakaway 2013 35 6 $96
Radiance of the Seas 2001 14 10 $80

Carnival Valor, which was built in 2004 and accommodates approximately 3000 passengers, offers the most sailings out of New Orleans - 116 of them. It features 3 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $83.

Carnival Glory, built in 2003 with capacity of approximately 3000 passengers, offers 75 sailings out of New Orleans. It features 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $84.

Norwegian Breakaway, which started sailing in 2013 and accommodates approximately 4000 passengers, offers 35 sailings. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $96.

Radiance of the Seas offers 14 cruises from New Orleans using 10 distinct itineraries with the average per-person-per-day price of $80.

Duration of Cruises

The cruise sailings scheduled out of New Orleans are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, 9 days and 14 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 102 13 $88
5 Days / 5 Nights 83 7 $79
4 Days / 4 Nights 41 2 $92
6 Days / 6 Nights 5 1 $70
8 Days / 8 Nights 5 2 $90
9 Days / 9 Nights 2 2 $65
14 Days / 14 Nights 2 1 $79

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of New Orleans is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 102 such cruises featuring 13 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $88.

There are 83 cruise sailings that are 5 days (5 nights) long. They feature 7 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $79.

Among cruises that sail out of New Orleans you can also find 4 day cruises (41 sailings), 6 day cruises (5 sailings), 8 day cruises (5 sailings), 9 day cruises (2 sailings) and 14 day cruises (2 sailings).

Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day or 3 day cruises out of New Orleans.

Ports of Call

There are 22 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from New Orleans. The following table shows these ports:

Port of Call Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Cozumel Island, Mexico 227 25
Fun Day at Sea 191 12
Costa Maya, Mexico 85 16
Roatan, Bay Islands 64 7
Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico 47 2
Belize City, Belize 37 5
Harvest Caye 33 4
George Town, Cayman Islands 31 7
Montego Bay 26 2
Cruising 14 10
Key West, Florida 13 3
Freeport, Bahamas 13 3
Other Ports Less than 13

Among cruises that leave from New Orleans there are 227 cruises (25 distinct itineraries) that visit Cozumel Island, Mexico. Fun Day at Sea, on the other hand, is visited by 191 cruises on 12 distinct itineraries. There are 85 cruises that visit Costa Maya, Mexico on 16 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for New Orleans cruises are Roatan, Bay Islands (64 sailings), Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico (47 sailings), Belize City, Belize (37 sailings) and Harvest Caye (33 sailings).

Things to See and Do in New Orleans

There are many interesting things you can see and do while you're in New Orleans - also known as the Big Easy - either before or after your cruise. Here are some ideas:
  • The French Quarter is probably the most unique and interesting area to visit in New Orleans. In the evening you can take a walk on the famous Bourbon Street and enjoy all the fun that it has to offer. You can go to the Jackson Square and enjoy the beautiful views as well as see local artists perform. You may want to stop by St. Louis Cathedral and admire it's architecture, interior and paintings. In French Quarter you can also hear great jazz played in many jazz clubs as well as by talented street musicians. It's also a great place for dining, especially if you enjoy New Orleans' famous Creole cuisine.

  • Garden District is another place that many tourists visit. Here you can see many old, beautiful historic mansions and get the feel of the culture and the history of the New Orleans.

  • National World War II Museum - considered one of the best museums in US - is a great place to visit and explore the WWII. You will see weapons and uniforms from WWII and can explore the history of both European and Pacific theaters.

  • Frenchmen Street is another good place to visit. It's similar to Bourbon Street, but it's less crowded, yet it still offers great dining and music options. This is a favorite place to hang out for many locals.

  • You may also want to take a stroll on the Moon Walk along the Mississippi River. Here you'll have a chance to see live jazz performers. Also, from the Moon Walk you'll have the best views of the city and of the river.



 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
240
available cruise sailings from New Orleans, Louisiana
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