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New Orleans, Louisiana (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Steeped in history and famous for its French colonial influence, New Orleans has always had a magnetic draw for visitors. And the city has recovered marvelously from the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. Downtown is once again vibrant, the antique shops, fine restaurants and sporting venues are once again full, and the new cruise terminal located on the riverfront in downtown is first-class. If you are thinking of taking a cruise to the Western Caribbean, how about mixing in a little Cajun, Creole and French culture and making New Orleans your departure point? It's the perfect way to kickoff your cruise or a relaxing - yet energetic - way to end it.

Where the Ship Docks

Visitors to New Orleans on a cruise itinerary will find the new Erato Street Terminal adjacent to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This modern dock facility serves vessels of the NCL, Carnival and other cruise lines, and there is easy access from the terminal to the Riverwalk shopping complex. Here you can find plenty of gift stores, clothing boutiques and a number of ATMs. Taxis can be found both at the shopping center or can be called for pickup at the terminal itself.

What to See and Do

One cannot visit New Orleans and not spend time in the famous and historic French Quarter, the area's main tourist attraction. Here you can find anything French, and along the popular Bourbon Street there is no end to the fine restaurants, shops and street performers. The jazz clubs are present on every block and the French Market is a must-see with its variety of produce, ready-made sauces, soups and spices. The beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral is worth two dozen photographs and the flea market is a delight for families with children. Everything from stuffed boa constrictors to voodoo magic necessities can be found here. And if you are in town during Mardi Gras, which is observed the week before Ash Wednesday, you are in for a real treat. Away from the French Quarter, visitors can take a stroll through the Garden District with its incredible mansions and manor homes. Close to it is the popular Magazine Street, with its never-ending antique shops, odd bookstores and small cafes. If you want to head into the wilds, check out the amazing Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, the largest urban refuge in the nation. Just 20 minutes from downtown on Highway 434, this fantastic natural area has walking trails, boat tours and guided bird watching trips.

Eating/Drinking

If you've ever wanted to watch the experts craft a beautiful crepe on the backside of the crepe pan, over an open flame, it is suggested you head to New Orleans. The finest in Creole style cuisine, Cajun delights and the best Southern cookery in the nation is found in the many excellent restaurants located throughout the city. Popular with residents is the Cafe du Monde, with several locations in the central districts. Visitors will enjoy the fresh roasted coffee and snack items on the menu here. The famous "New Orleans Lunch", which is another way of saying that the meal can last all afternoon, is perhaps best enjoyed at Galatoire's at 209 Bourbon Street. Every type of soup and stew is offered along with plenty of bread, pan-fried shrimp and the largest choice of drinks in the city. And there are so many smaller establishments with emphasis on French, Cajun or Creole cooking that it would be impossible to mention them all.

Getting Around

Taxis in New Orleans have set rates between the popular destinations. This includes to and from the airport as well as from the downtown area to the cruise terminal. The famous streetcars also have set prices and the destinations are clearly marked at the loading areas. The streetcars connect the French Quarter with Canal Street, with smaller branching lines running to the various neighborhoods. The Riverfront Streetcar leaves from the Erato Cruise Terminal and heads directly along the river and through part of the downtown.

Miscellaneous But Important

The weather in New Orleans is warm and sticky during the summer, and tends to be chilly and damp in the winter. However, visitors should be ready for both clear skies and rainy conditions at any time of the year. For those wanting to stay in touch or need Internet/WiFi connections, there are a good number of cafes that offer WiFi in the city. Most hotels have Internet access near the lobbies. The cruise terminal itself does not have telephone clusters or Internet connection facilities.

 
Cruise ship docked at New Orleans cruise port.

Cruise ship docked at New Orleans cruise port.


A scene at Bourbon Street, the most popular street in the French Quarter.

A scene at Bourbon Street, the most popular street in the French Quarter.


The beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral.

The beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral.


The skyline of New Orleans at around 6pm.

The skyline of New Orleans at around 6pm.

 

Cruises to New Orleans, Louisiana


7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 1, 2020 $694 $814 $1,114 $1,409 Carnival Glory November 1, 2020
December 27, 2020 $1,139 $1,229 $1,589 $2,353 Carnival Glory December 27, 2020
January 10, 2021 $629 $709 $949 $1,150 Carnival Glory January 10, 2021
February 21, 2021 $669 $749 $979 $1,280 Carnival Glory February 21, 2021
March 21, 2021 $729 $839 $1,119 $1,672 Carnival Glory March 21, 2021
April 18, 2021 $669 $789 $1,049 $1,854 Carnival Glory April 18, 2021
May 2, 2021 $679 $779 $1,069 $1,639 Carnival Glory May 2, 2021
May 16, 2021 $739 $859 $1,119 $1,732 Carnival Glory May 16, 2021
May 30, 2021 $879 $999 $1,269 $1,884 Carnival Glory May 30, 2021
June 13, 2021 $949 $1,119 $1,379 $1,942 Carnival Glory June 13, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 2, 2020 $419 $454 $579 $696 Carnival Valor November 2, 2020
November 16, 2020 $419 $459 $584 $657 Carnival Valor November 16, 2020
November 30, 2020 $419 $459 $589 $670 Carnival Valor November 30, 2020
December 14, 2020 $409 $454 $574 $969 Carnival Valor December 14, 2020
December 28, 2020 $759 $849 $1,089 $1,539 Carnival Valor December 28, 2020
January 11, 2021 $409 $454 $579 $784 Carnival Valor January 11, 2021
March 22, 2021 $559 $659 $819 $1,204 Carnival Valor March 22, 2021
March 27, 2021 $549 $649 $779 $1,154 Carnival Valor March 27, 2021
April 5, 2021 $579 $639 $809 $1,209 Carnival Valor April 5, 2021
April 19, 2021 $459 $529 $684 $1,119 Carnival Valor April 19, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 7, 2020 $429 $469 $594 $954 Carnival Valor November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $609 $749 $879 $929 Carnival Valor November 21, 2020
December 5, 2020 $409 $449 $584 $694 Carnival Valor December 5, 2020
December 19, 2020 $519 $569 $749 $1,199 Carnival Valor December 19, 2020
January 2, 2021 $409 $439 $574 $754 Carnival Valor January 2, 2021
January 16, 2021 $414 $459 $599 $774 Carnival Valor January 16, 2021
March 13, 2021 $599 $669 $814 $1,174 Carnival Valor March 13, 2021
April 10, 2021 $449 $529 $679 $1,014 Carnival Valor April 10, 2021
April 24, 2021 $449 $529 $669 $1,019 Carnival Valor April 24, 2021
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cruising; Key West, Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 7, 2020 $806 $878 N/A $2,368 Majesty of the Seas November 7, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 8, 2020 $709 $789 $1,059 $1,499 Carnival Glory November 8, 2020
January 3, 2021 $619 $689 $909 $1,368 Carnival Glory January 3, 2021
January 31, 2021 $609 $689 $929 $1,270 Carnival Glory January 31, 2021
April 25, 2021 $659 $759 $1,059 $1,654 Carnival Glory April 25, 2021
May 9, 2021 $669 $819 $1,069 $1,529 Carnival Glory May 9, 2021
June 6, 2021 $909 $1,049 $1,319 $2,037 Carnival Glory June 6, 2021
June 20, 2021 $929 $1,069 $1,359 $1,799 Carnival Glory June 20, 2021
July 4, 2021 $909 $1,089 $1,329 $1,802 Carnival Glory July 4, 2021
July 18, 2021 $909 $1,049 $1,309 $1,864 Carnival Glory July 18, 2021
August 15, 2021 $679 $789 $1,019 $1,459 Carnival Glory August 15, 2021
13 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 13 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Puerto Plata; Kralendijk; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 9, 2020 $1,299 $1,539 $1,929 $2,269 Norwegian Breakaway November 9, 2020
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 12, 2020 $349 $389 $509 $575 Carnival Valor November 12, 2020
November 26, 2020 $384 $449 $569 $829 Carnival Valor November 26, 2020
December 10, 2020 $349 $384 $504 $631 Carnival Valor December 10, 2020
December 24, 2020 $474 $544 $669 $1,000 Carnival Valor December 24, 2020
January 7, 2021 $339 $379 $484 $704 Carnival Valor January 7, 2021
January 21, 2021 $349 $389 $484 $552 Carnival Valor January 21, 2021
March 18, 2021 $424 $509 $629 $1,074 Carnival Valor March 18, 2021
April 1, 2021 $384 $454 $574 $1,005 Carnival Valor April 1, 2021
April 15, 2021 $394 $424 $524 $865 Carnival Valor April 15, 2021
April 29, 2021 $364 $424 $514 $914 Carnival Valor April 29, 2021
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 14, 2020 $687 $749 N/A $2,168 Majesty of the Seas November 14, 2020
February 20, 2021 $559 $614 N/A $1,603 Majesty of the Seas February 20, 2021
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Key West, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 15, 2020 $724 $829 $1,194 $1,446 Carnival Glory November 15, 2020
December 20, 2020 $719 $799 $1,069 $1,732 Carnival Glory December 20, 2020
January 24, 2021 $569 $649 $909 $1,541 Carnival Glory January 24, 2021
February 28, 2021 $689 $779 $1,019 $1,434 Carnival Glory February 28, 2021
April 4, 2021 $774 $909 $1,134 $1,716 Carnival Glory April 4, 2021
May 23, 2021 $869 $999 $1,259 $1,827 Carnival Glory May 23, 2021
June 27, 2021 $999 $1,139 $1,409 $2,174 Carnival Glory June 27, 2021
August 1, 2021 $869 $999 $1,239 $1,692 Carnival Glory August 1, 2021
September 5, 2021 $674 $764 $994 $1,409 Carnival Glory September 5, 2021
October 10, 2021 $654 $734 $979 $1,489 Carnival Glory October 10, 2021
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cruising; Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 21, 2020 $964 $1,085 N/A $2,501 Majesty of the Seas November 21, 2020
January 30, 2021 $573 $660 N/A $1,582 Majesty of the Seas January 30, 2021
March 6, 2021 $727 $794 N/A $1,632 Majesty of the Seas March 6, 2021

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