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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 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
January 18, 2020 $499 $542 N/A N/A Majesty of the Seas January 18, 2020
April 25, 2020 $465 $491 N/A $3,280 Majesty of the Seas April 25, 2020
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
January 18, 2020 $437 $494 $579 $862 Carnival Valor January 18, 2020
January 27, 2020 $424 $479 $594 $792 Carnival Valor January 27, 2020
February 10, 2020 $489 $579 $779 $2,364 Carnival Valor February 10, 2020
February 15, 2020 $509 $559 $749 $948 Carnival Valor February 15, 2020
February 24, 2020 $544 $654 $799 $1,109 Carnival Valor February 24, 2020
February 29, 2020 $484 $544 $674 $915 Carnival Valor February 29, 2020
March 14, 2020 $679 $789 $884 $1,184 Carnival Valor March 14, 2020
March 23, 2020 $649 $819 $909 $1,224 Carnival Valor March 23, 2020
March 28, 2020 $559 $654 $774 $989 Carnival Valor March 28, 2020
April 6, 2020 $639 $734 $849 $1,299 Carnival Valor April 6, 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
January 19, 2020 $729 N/A $1,009 N/A Carnival Glory January 19, 2020
February 2, 2020 $664 $794 N/A N/A Carnival Glory February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $739 $829 $1,089 $1,512 Carnival Glory March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $769 $834 $1,069 $1,519 Carnival Glory March 29, 2020
April 19, 2020 $724 $829 $1,069 $1,659 Carnival Glory April 19, 2020
April 26, 2020 $729 $824 $1,054 $1,534 Carnival Glory April 26, 2020
May 10, 2020 $699 $834 $1,074 $1,669 Carnival Glory May 10, 2020
June 7, 2020 $1,009 $1,194 $1,454 $2,399 Carnival Glory June 7, 2020
June 21, 2020 $989 $1,154 $1,434 $1,922 Carnival Glory June 21, 2020
July 19, 2020 $979 $1,109 $1,389 $1,849 Carnival Glory July 19, 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
January 23, 2020 $379 $419 $519 $769 Carnival Valor January 23, 2020
February 6, 2020 $409 $454 $564 $793 Carnival Valor February 6, 2020
February 20, 2020 $434 $494 $619 $969 Carnival Valor February 20, 2020
March 5, 2020 $439 $519 $634 $845 Carnival Valor March 5, 2020
March 19, 2020 $494 $574 $704 $909 Carnival Valor March 19, 2020
April 2, 2020 $454 $509 $634 $934 Carnival Valor April 2, 2020
April 16, 2020 $514 $574 $694 $1,019 Carnival Valor April 16, 2020
April 30, 2020 $424 $514 $629 $859 Carnival Valor April 30, 2020
May 14, 2020 $494 $574 $679 $964 Carnival Valor May 14, 2020
May 28, 2020 $624 $709 $834 $989 Carnival Valor May 28, 2020
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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2020 $513 $581 N/A N/A Majesty of the Seas January 25, 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; Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 26, 2020 $669 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Glory January 26, 2020
February 23, 2020 $859 $989 $1,259 $1,884 Carnival Glory February 23, 2020
March 8, 2020 $794 $969 $1,269 $1,629 Carnival Glory March 8, 2020
March 22, 2020 $914 $989 $1,289 $1,649 Carnival Glory March 22, 2020
April 5, 2020 $874 N/A $1,244 $1,862 Carnival Glory April 5, 2020
June 14, 2020 $1,054 $1,214 $1,534 $1,954 Carnival Glory June 14, 2020
July 12, 2020 $1,034 $1,169 $1,409 $1,769 Carnival Glory July 12, 2020
July 26, 2020 $1,004 $1,104 $1,379 $1,899 Carnival Glory July 26, 2020
August 9, 2020 $789 $944 $1,169 $1,604 Carnival Glory August 9, 2020
August 23, 2020 $714 $824 $1,024 $1,399 Carnival Glory August 23, 2020
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cozumel Island, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 26, 2020 $419 $949 $1,029 $1,349 Norwegian Getaway January 26, 2020
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; Nassau, Bahamas; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Key West, Florida; Cruising; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 1, 2020 $477 $506 N/A N/A Majesty of the Seas February 1, 2020
February 15, 2020 $541 N/A N/A N/A Majesty of the Seas February 15, 2020
5 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 2, 2020 $629 $727 $748 $748 Norwegian Getaway February 2, 2020
9 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 7, 2020 $659 N/A N/A N/A Norwegian Getaway February 7, 2020

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