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Cruises From New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - July 19, 2024) there are 245 cruises out of New Orleans, LA (from which 76 are in 2024, 115 are in 2025 and the rest are in 2026). 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 245 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
Caribbean
Transatlantic

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from New Orleans and visits Caribbean is November, with prices starting from $419. For Transatlantic you can book cruises in April of 2025 starting from $1069.

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
Apr. 24, 2025 Carnival Valor 16 $1069 $67 View
Nov. 2, 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 7 $525 $75 View
Nov. 30, 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 7 $567 $81 View
Dec. 14, 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 7 $570 $81 View
Dec. 7, 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 7 $577 $82 View
Nov. 16, 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 7 $578 $83 View
Feb. 8, 2025 Brilliance of the Seas 7 $580 $83 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted New Orleans cruise starts at $67 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on April 24, 2025 (16 nights New Orleans to Barcelona, Spain itinerary on Carnival Valor).

If you want to see the listing of all 245 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 195 16 $117 2
Norwegian (NCL) 25 8 $121 2
Royal Caribbean 25 7 $103 1

Carnival Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Carnival offers the most sailings out of New Orleans - 195 cruise options. It offers 16 distinct itineraries out of New Orleans, serviced on 2 cruise ships (Carnival Valor and Carnival Liberty). The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $117.

View all Carnival Cruises From New Orleans.

Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Norwegian (NCL) offers 25 cruise options out of New Orleans. It offers 8 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Getaway) sailing out of New Orleans. The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $121.

View all Norwegian (NCL) Cruises From New Orleans.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Royal Caribbean offers 25 cruise options out of New Orleans. It offers 7 distinct itineraries out of New Orleans, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Brilliance of the Seas). The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $103.

View all Royal Caribbean Cruises From New Orleans.

Cruise Ships out of New Orleans

There are 5 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 118 5 $118
Carnival Liberty 2005 77 11 $117
Brilliance of the Seas 2002 25 7 $103
Norwegian Escape 2015 16 3 $121
Norwegian Getaway 2014 9 5 $120

Carnival Valor, which was built in 2004 and accommodates approximately 3000 passengers, offers the most sailings out of New Orleans - 118 of them. It features 5 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $118.

Carnival Liberty, built in 2005 with capacity of approximately 3000 passengers, offers 77 sailings out of New Orleans. It features 11 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $117.

Brilliance of the Seas, which started sailing in 2002 and accommodates approximately 2100 passengers, offers 25 sailings. It features 7 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $103.

Norwegian Escape offers 16 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries and Norwegian Getaway offers 9 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of New Orleans are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, 11 days or 14 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 121 21 $115
5 Days / 5 Nights 78 3 $115
4 Days / 4 Nights 39 1 $126
6 Days / 6 Nights 2 1 $121
14 Days / 14 Nights 2 2 $108
8 Days / 8 Nights 1 1 $129
11 Days / 11 Nights 1 1 $132
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of New Orleans is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 121 such cruises featuring 21 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $115.

There are 78 cruise sailings that are 5 days (5 nights) long. They feature 3 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $115.

Among cruises that sail out of New Orleans you can also find 4 day cruises (39 sailings), 6 day cruises (2 sailings), 14 day cruises (2 sailings), 8 day cruises (1 sailing) and 11 day cruises (1 sailing).

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 19 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 223 26
Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico 71 4
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras 58 13
Costa Maya, Mexico 53 12
George Town, Cayman Islands 46 8
Belize City, Belize 38 9
Nassau, Bahamas 22 5
Key West, Florida 20 3
Freeport, Bahamas 9 2
Falmouth, Jamaica 4 1
Colon, Panama 2 2
Cartagena, Colombia 2 2
Other Ports Less than 2

Among cruises that leave from New Orleans there are 223 cruises (26 distinct itineraries) that visit Cozumel Island, Mexico. Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico, on the other hand, is visited by 71 cruises on 4 distinct itineraries. There are 58 cruises that visit Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras on 13 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for New Orleans cruises are Costa Maya, Mexico (53 sailings), George Town, Cayman Islands (46 sailings), Belize City, Belize (38 sailings) and Nassau, Bahamas (22 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
245
available cruise sailings from New Orleans, Louisiana
Sailings By Departure
Sailings By Price Per Day
Sailings Grouped By Itineraries

 
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