Carnival Renews New Orleans for Three Years

The Port of New Orleans recently announced that Carnival Cruise Lines renewed a three-year berthing agreement with the port. The renewal will keep the line in the port through 2016, and also includes the option of two one-year extensions. “Carnival Cruise Lines currently carries 340,000 passengers annually from the Port of New Orleans, which consistently […]

Port Officials Say ‘New Orleans is Open for Business’

Not even Hurricane Isaac could keep New Orleans down. Port officials are reporting  minimal damage to the area and port operations should be getting back to normal in no time. “New Orleans is open for business and there are no impediments to reach our cruise terminals,” said Gary LaGrange, Port President and CEO. “Most of […]

Carnival Elation Passengers Urged to Monitor Website

UPDATE 6PM: Carnival Elation will stay at sea on Thursday (8/30) and return to Mobile, Alabama on Friday (8/31). Please see the revised statement here. The Port of New Orleans shut down on Monday afternoon because of Hurricane Isaac, since then Carnival has issued a statement on their website for passengers on the 8/30 (Thursday) […]

Port of New Orleans Shuts Down, No Cruises Affected

The Port of New Orleans shut down at 5pm Monday afternoon to brace for upcoming Hurricane Isaac. The local river pilots ceased operations and the river is closed to all deep draft vessels until the all-clear is given. This port closure is not expected to affect cruise traffic (as of now). Carnival Conquest left on […]

Episode: Shore-side Power + Carnival Conquest 2012 Review

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI141MAY2212Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Carnival Conquest Review” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week we are joined by Mike Watts, VP of Marine Development with Cochran Marine. Mike talks to us about shore-side power and how it’s making cruise ports greener, one port at a time. TripInsurance.com is giving away $5,000 for a vacation of your choice — no strings […]

Port of New Orleans reports stellar cruise year

2011 was a record year for the cruise port of New Orleans, seeing 736,908 cruise passengers, beating the previous record set in 2004 of 734,643 passengers. The direct local economic impact was $132.1-million or $937,000 per cruise ship, creating 3,000 jobs. “New Orleans is a hugely popular cruise port and cruise lines are taking notice […]

Cruise Ship Passenger Airlifted to Hospital

(CBS4 – Key West) An 81-year-old cruise ship passenger needing medical attention was transported from a Carnival cruise ship to the hospital thanks to a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on Friday afternoon. The Carnival Conquest was 45 miles southwest of Key West when the helicopter met the elderly man and his nurse at 3:30 p.m., […]