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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
September 17, 2020 $299 $339 $419 $730 Carnival Valor September 17, 2020
October 1, 2020 $329 $359 $489 $734 Carnival Valor October 1, 2020
October 15, 2020 $309 $349 $479 $789 Carnival Valor October 15, 2020
October 29, 2020 $324 $364 $484 $789 Carnival Valor October 29, 2020
November 12, 2020 $349 $389 $469 $596 Carnival Valor November 12, 2020
November 26, 2020 $384 $469 $549 $999 Carnival Valor November 26, 2020
December 10, 2020 $299 $334 $424 N/A Carnival Valor December 10, 2020
December 24, 2020 $494 $564 $689 $1,175 Carnival Valor December 24, 2020
January 7, 2021 $309 $349 $444 $779 Carnival Valor January 7, 2021
January 21, 2021 $299 $359 $424 $750 Carnival Valor January 21, 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
September 19, 2020 $563 $666 N/A $2,513 Majesty of the Seas September 19, 2020
September 26, 2020 $603 $675 N/A $2,289 Majesty of the Seas September 26, 2020
October 10, 2020 $418 $481 N/A $1,969 Majesty of the Seas October 10, 2020
November 21, 2020 $615 $700 N/A $1,809 Majesty of the Seas November 21, 2020
January 30, 2021 $428 $489 N/A $1,560 Majesty of the Seas January 30, 2021
March 6, 2021 $564 $656 N/A $1,600 Majesty of the Seas March 6, 2021
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
September 20, 2020 $549 $649 $869 $2,169 Carnival Glory September 20, 2020
October 4, 2020 $609 $799 $1,029 $1,544 Carnival Glory October 4, 2020
October 18, 2020 $589 $669 $919 $1,612 Carnival Glory October 18, 2020
November 1, 2020 $514 $639 $869 $1,724 Carnival Glory November 1, 2020
December 27, 2020 $1,119 $1,219 $1,579 $2,397 Carnival Glory December 27, 2020
January 10, 2021 $529 $639 $859 $1,314 Carnival Glory January 10, 2021
February 21, 2021 $579 $689 $889 $1,428 Carnival Glory February 21, 2021
March 21, 2021 $759 $869 $1,059 $1,622 Carnival Glory March 21, 2021
April 18, 2021 $689 $789 $1,029 $1,604 Carnival Glory April 18, 2021
May 2, 2021 $709 $819 $1,069 $1,589 Carnival Glory May 2, 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
September 21, 2020 $359 $399 $529 $849 Carnival Valor September 21, 2020
October 5, 2020 $504 $559 $729 $879 Carnival Valor October 5, 2020
October 19, 2020 $329 $399 $509 $961 Carnival Valor October 19, 2020
November 2, 2020 $354 $394 $499 $814 Carnival Valor November 2, 2020
November 16, 2020 $359 $399 $499 $784 Carnival Valor November 16, 2020
November 30, 2020 $354 $394 $499 $764 Carnival Valor November 30, 2020
December 14, 2020 $354 $399 $509 $794 Carnival Valor December 14, 2020
December 28, 2020 $779 $869 $1,089 $1,539 Carnival Valor December 28, 2020
January 11, 2021 $359 $419 $519 $984 Carnival Valor January 11, 2021
March 8, 2021 $629 $699 $829 $1,079 Carnival Valor March 8, 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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 26, 2020 $379 $409 $599 $921 Carnival Valor September 26, 2020
May 8, 2021 $499 $579 $719 $1,064 Carnival Valor May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021 $599 $659 $799 $1,184 Carnival Valor May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021 $679 $779 $909 $1,223 Carnival Valor June 5, 2021
June 19, 2021 $679 $769 $909 $1,223 Carnival Valor June 19, 2021
July 3, 2021 $689 $789 $919 $1,233 Carnival Valor July 3, 2021
July 17, 2021 $659 $759 $889 $1,358 Carnival Valor July 17, 2021
July 31, 2021 $599 $689 $809 $1,159 Carnival Valor July 31, 2021
August 14, 2021 $449 $539 $669 $983 Carnival Valor August 14, 2021
August 28, 2021 $414 $494 $614 $953 Carnival Valor August 28, 2021
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
September 27, 2020 $539 $599 $889 $1,735 Carnival Glory September 27, 2020
October 25, 2020 $549 $639 $949 $1,794 Carnival Glory October 25, 2020
November 8, 2020 $539 $639 $859 $1,814 Carnival Glory November 8, 2020
January 3, 2021 $609 $679 $899 $1,273 Carnival Glory January 3, 2021
January 31, 2021 $569 $659 $889 $1,369 Carnival Glory January 31, 2021
April 25, 2021 $689 $779 $1,029 $1,542 Carnival Glory April 25, 2021
May 9, 2021 $709 $839 $1,079 $1,529 Carnival Glory May 9, 2021
June 6, 2021 $939 $1,069 $1,319 $1,982 Carnival Glory June 6, 2021
June 20, 2021 $949 $1,089 $1,359 $1,792 Carnival Glory June 20, 2021
July 4, 2021 $939 $1,109 $1,359 $1,802 Carnival Glory July 4, 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
October 3, 2020 $632 $689 N/A $2,789 Majesty of the Seas October 3, 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; Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 10, 2020 $359 $434 $569 $1,104 Carnival Valor October 10, 2020
October 24, 2020 $354 $394 $504 $839 Carnival Valor October 24, 2020
November 7, 2020 $354 $394 $499 $774 Carnival Valor November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $498 $659 $759 $1,339 Carnival Valor November 21, 2020
December 5, 2020 $354 $394 $509 $934 Carnival Valor December 5, 2020
December 19, 2020 $539 $589 $779 $1,274 Carnival Valor December 19, 2020
January 2, 2021 $404 $424 $569 $904 Carnival Valor January 2, 2021
January 16, 2021 $344 $409 $519 $1,024 Carnival Valor January 16, 2021
February 22, 2021 $449 $519 $669 $919 Carnival Valor February 22, 2021
March 13, 2021 $599 $689 $829 $1,174 Carnival Valor March 13, 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
October 11, 2020 $569 $679 $919 $1,799 Carnival Glory October 11, 2020
November 15, 2020 $539 $649 $959 $1,747 Carnival Glory November 15, 2020
December 20, 2020 $769 $879 $1,149 $1,959 Carnival Glory December 20, 2020
January 24, 2021 $569 $659 $909 $1,567 Carnival Glory January 24, 2021
February 28, 2021 $589 $699 $909 $1,376 Carnival Glory February 28, 2021
April 4, 2021 $794 $929 $1,144 $1,782 Carnival Glory April 4, 2021
May 23, 2021 $899 $1,029 $1,279 $1,827 Carnival Glory May 23, 2021
June 27, 2021 $999 $1,139 $1,409 $1,949 Carnival Glory June 27, 2021
August 1, 2021 $879 $1,009 $1,249 $1,692 Carnival Glory August 1, 2021
September 5, 2021 $664 $764 $974 $1,402 Carnival Glory September 5, 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
October 17, 2020 $442 $493 N/A $2,046 Majesty of the Seas October 17, 2020
November 28, 2020 $435 $484 N/A $1,866 Majesty of the Seas November 28, 2020
March 13, 2021 $546 $659 N/A $1,280 Majesty of the Seas March 13, 2021
April 3, 2021 $513 $626 N/A $1,439 Majesty of the Seas April 3, 2021
April 10, 2021 $724 $858 N/A $1,399 Majesty of the Seas April 10, 2021
April 17, 2021 $531 $656 N/A $1,201 Majesty of the Seas April 17, 2021
April 24, 2021 $724 $858 N/A $1,399 Majesty of the Seas April 24, 2021

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