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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


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
June 27, 2019 $629 $754 $819 $975 Carnival Valor June 27, 2019
July 11, 2019 $629 $724 $809 $1,019 Carnival Valor July 11, 2019
July 25, 2019 $624 $729 $809 $1,009 Carnival Valor July 25, 2019
August 8, 2019 $464 $519 $614 $807 Carnival Valor August 8, 2019
August 22, 2019 $419 $449 $574 $775 Carnival Valor August 22, 2019
September 5, 2019 $359 $434 $529 $899 Carnival Valor September 5, 2019
September 19, 2019 $364 $429 $539 $969 Carnival Valor September 19, 2019
October 3, 2019 $389 $469 $569 $784 Carnival Valor October 3, 2019
October 17, 2019 $444 $499 $619 $854 Carnival Valor October 17, 2019
October 31, 2019 $434 $489 $599 $909 Carnival Valor October 31, 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
June 30, 2019 N/A N/A $1,454 $1,939 Carnival Glory June 30, 2019
July 28, 2019 $924 $1,104 $1,419 $1,924 Carnival Glory July 28, 2019
August 11, 2019 $849 $969 $1,104 $1,489 Carnival Glory August 11, 2019
August 25, 2019 $729 $804 $989 $1,359 Carnival Glory August 25, 2019
September 8, 2019 $634 $749 $939 $1,319 Carnival Glory September 8, 2019
October 6, 2019 $684 N/A $1,039 $1,452 Carnival Glory October 6, 2019
October 20, 2019 $689 $799 $994 $1,884 Carnival Glory October 20, 2019
October 27, 2019 $709 $824 $1,034 $1,429 Carnival Glory October 27, 2019
December 15, 2019 $734 $804 $979 $1,397 Carnival Glory December 15, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,044 $1,184 $1,479 $2,149 Carnival Glory December 29, 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
July 6, 2019 $731 $814 $934 N/A Carnival Valor July 6, 2019
July 15, 2019 $689 $844 $939 $1,174 Carnival Valor July 15, 2019
July 20, 2019 $674 $814 $919 $1,121 Carnival Valor July 20, 2019
July 29, 2019 $679 $779 $884 $1,210 Carnival Valor July 29, 2019
August 3, 2019 $609 $689 $789 $1,009 Carnival Valor August 3, 2019
August 12, 2019 $514 $614 $719 $937 Carnival Valor August 12, 2019
August 17, 2019 $489 $549 $649 $884 Carnival Valor August 17, 2019
August 26, 2019 $464 $509 $624 $840 Carnival Valor August 26, 2019
August 31, 2019 $474 $499 $629 $904 Carnival Valor August 31, 2019
September 9, 2019 $449 $499 $614 $825 Carnival Valor September 9, 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; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 7, 2019 N/A N/A $1,359 N/A Carnival Glory July 7, 2019
July 21, 2019 $934 $1,144 $1,359 $2,208 Carnival Glory July 21, 2019
September 15, 2019 $639 $729 $929 $1,781 Carnival Glory September 15, 2019
September 29, 2019 $594 $719 $929 $1,268 Carnival Glory September 29, 2019
October 13, 2019 $649 $769 $1,019 $1,584 Carnival Glory October 13, 2019
November 10, 2019 $679 $734 $969 $1,369 Carnival Glory November 10, 2019
December 8, 2019 $694 $789 $984 $1,514 Carnival Glory December 8, 2019
January 19, 2020 $649 $739 $924 $1,384 Carnival Glory January 19, 2020
February 2, 2020 $649 $769 $1,019 $1,454 Carnival Glory February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $679 $789 $979 $1,379 Carnival Glory March 1, 2020
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
July 14, 2019 $1,039 $1,209 $1,499 $1,944 Carnival Glory July 14, 2019
August 18, 2019 $749 $849 $1,079 $1,994 Carnival Glory August 18, 2019
September 22, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,679 Carnival Glory September 22, 2019
November 3, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $3,259 Carnival Glory November 3, 2019
December 1, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,984 Carnival Glory December 1, 2019
January 5, 2020 $749 $809 $1,099 $1,444 Carnival Glory January 5, 2020
March 15, 2020 $829 $939 $1,204 $1,669 Carnival Glory March 15, 2020
April 12, 2020 $789 $914 $1,144 $1,609 Carnival Glory April 12, 2020
May 24, 2020 $939 $1,069 $1,379 $1,762 Carnival Glory May 24, 2020
June 28, 2020 $1,029 $1,179 $1,429 $1,799 Carnival Glory June 28, 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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 4, 2019 $839 $959 $1,144 $1,387 Carnival Glory August 4, 2019
September 1, 2019 $654 N/A $949 $1,749 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
19 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Copenhagen, Den.
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Departure: Copenhagen, Den.
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 19 Nights
Ports: Copenhagen, Denmark; Rotterdam; Southampton, England; Le Havre (Paris); Portland, England; Cork (Cobh); Ponta Delgada; King's Wharf, Bermuda; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 20, 2019 $2,049 N/A $3,499 $3,399 Norwegian Getaway October 20, 2019
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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Harvest Caye; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 8, 2019 $699 $899 $1,079 $1,199 Norwegian Getaway November 8, 2019
January 17, 2020 $679 $849 $999 $1,199 Norwegian Getaway January 17, 2020
February 7, 2020 $999 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 Norwegian Getaway February 7, 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; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 17, 2019 $519 $749 $799 $999 Norwegian Getaway November 17, 2019
November 24, 2019 $799 $829 $899 $1,149 Norwegian Getaway November 24, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,049 $1,099 $1,299 $1,399 Norwegian Getaway December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,049 $1,249 $1,399 $1,429 Norwegian Getaway December 29, 2019
February 16, 2020 $829 $849 $999 $1,099 Norwegian Getaway February 16, 2020
February 23, 2020 $629 $699 $849 $949 Norwegian Getaway February 23, 2020
March 1, 2020 $899 $1,249 $1,349 $1,549 Norwegian Getaway March 1, 2020
March 8, 2020 $899 $1,199 $1,399 $1,649 Norwegian Getaway March 8, 2020
March 15, 2020 $699 $849 $899 $1,099 Norwegian Getaway March 15, 2020
March 22, 2020 $699 $799 $949 $1,099 Norwegian Getaway March 22, 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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; Montego Bay, Jamaica; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 17, 2019 $674 $779 $1,024 $1,549 Carnival Glory November 17, 2019

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