Carnival Cruise Line is expanding staggered check-in to the port of New Orleans effective January 23, 2016. Staggered check-in is currently underway in Galveston for Carnival Magic, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Triumph.
From John Heald
Cruise Director John Heald said on his Facebook,"As you know we have been underway with our staggered check in system for ships sailing out of Galveston for some time now. I know change is never always easy to accept; there is no doubt that it has for the most part eased congestion, lines have diminished, and the whole process has been made much easier. So with that in mind we will be moving to a staggered check in system for the brilliant port of New Orleans for the Carnival Dream and Carnival Elation commencing January 23rd & 24th."