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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


5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Glory
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
April 27, 2019 $539 $589 $769 $1,069 Carnival Glory April 27, 2019
May 6, 2019 $589 $609 $759 $1,329 Carnival Glory May 6, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Dream
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
April 28, 2019 $859 $959 N/A N/A Carnival Dream April 28, 2019
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Glory
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
May 2, 2019 N/A N/A $679 $984 Carnival Glory May 2, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Dream
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
May 5, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,939 Carnival Dream May 5, 2019
8 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Key West, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 11, 2019 $854 $1,024 $1,419 N/A Carnival Glory May 11, 2019
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
May 11, 2019 $559 $609 $774 $1,000 Carnival Valor May 11, 2019
March 14, 2020 $629 $699 $829 $1,099 Carnival Valor March 14, 2020
May 4, 2020 $529 $599 $719 $1,019 Carnival Valor May 4, 2020
June 29, 2020 $699 $789 $919 $1,229 Carnival Valor June 29, 2020
July 27, 2020 $659 $749 $869 $1,169 Carnival Valor July 27, 2020
October 19, 2020 $439 $519 $649 $909 Carnival Valor October 19, 2020
November 30, 2020 $429 $489 $589 $819 Carnival Valor November 30, 2020
December 14, 2020 $469 $539 $689 $1,044 Carnival Valor December 14, 2020
January 11, 2021 $419 $489 $639 $869 Carnival Valor January 11, 2021
February 8, 2021 $429 $499 $629 $879 Carnival Valor February 8, 2021
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
May 16, 2019 $531 $602 $699 $871 Carnival Valor May 16, 2019
May 30, 2019 $629 $719 $789 $995 Carnival Valor May 30, 2019
June 13, 2019 $619 $759 $879 N/A Carnival Valor June 13, 2019
June 27, 2019 $614 $752 $834 $1,005 Carnival Valor June 27, 2019
July 11, 2019 $614 $729 $819 $1,034 Carnival Valor July 11, 2019
July 25, 2019 $604 $754 $789 $1,009 Carnival Valor July 25, 2019
August 8, 2019 $479 $539 $609 $807 Carnival Valor August 8, 2019
August 22, 2019 $399 $449 $559 $864 Carnival Valor August 22, 2019
September 5, 2019 $399 $449 $539 $759 Carnival Valor September 5, 2019
September 19, 2019 $404 $444 $554 $934 Carnival Valor September 19, 2019
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
May 19, 2019 N/A $1,169 N/A N/A Carnival Glory May 19, 2019
June 2, 2019 $994 $1,194 $1,429 $1,919 Carnival Glory June 2, 2019
June 16, 2019 $984 $1,174 $1,459 N/A Carnival Glory June 16, 2019
June 30, 2019 $1,024 $1,209 $1,469 $2,022 Carnival Glory June 30, 2019
July 28, 2019 $989 $1,109 $1,712 $2,004 Carnival Glory July 28, 2019
August 11, 2019 $754 $894 $1,069 $1,446 Carnival Glory August 11, 2019
August 25, 2019 $719 $774 N/A $1,359 Carnival Glory August 25, 2019
September 8, 2019 $654 $749 $954 $1,274 Carnival Glory September 8, 2019
October 6, 2019 $684 $799 $999 $1,557 Carnival Glory October 6, 2019
October 20, 2019 $649 $749 $984 $1,424 Carnival Glory October 20, 2019
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
May 20, 2019 $679 $782 $909 $1,374 Carnival Valor May 20, 2019
May 25, 2019 $724 N/A $954 $1,494 Carnival Valor May 25, 2019
June 3, 2019 $714 $869 $974 $1,274 Carnival Valor June 3, 2019
June 8, 2019 $729 $859 $979 $1,181 Carnival Valor June 8, 2019
June 17, 2019 $714 $879 $969 $1,268 Carnival Valor June 17, 2019
June 22, 2019 $759 $859 $959 $1,428 Carnival Valor June 22, 2019
July 1, 2019 $788 $864 $964 $1,224 Carnival Valor July 1, 2019
July 6, 2019 $679 $819 $939 $1,214 Carnival Valor July 6, 2019
July 15, 2019 $689 $839 $919 $1,213 Carnival Valor July 15, 2019
July 20, 2019 $674 $819 $879 $1,134 Carnival Valor July 20, 2019
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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 26, 2019 $924 $1,139 $1,389 $1,736 Carnival Glory May 26, 2019
August 4, 2019 $839 $969 $1,154 $1,617 Carnival Glory August 4, 2019
September 1, 2019 $649 $699 $959 $1,854 Carnival Glory September 1, 2019
November 22, 2020 $829 $989 $1,209 $1,539 Carnival Glory November 22, 2020
December 13, 2020 $769 $869 $1,069 $1,399 Carnival Glory December 13, 2020
January 17, 2021 $659 $769 $959 $1,289 Carnival Glory January 17, 2021
February 14, 2021 $729 $849 $1,069 $1,399 Carnival Glory February 14, 2021
March 14, 2021 $849 $959 $1,159 $1,489 Carnival Glory March 14, 2021
March 28, 2021 $849 $959 $1,159 $1,589 Carnival Glory March 28, 2021
April 11, 2021 $709 $819 $1,019 $1,349 Carnival Glory April 11, 2021

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