Carnival Sunshine Resumes Service, Plenty To Do

Carnival Sunshine – which recently underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that added a host of new features and facilities – arrived today in Barcelona, Spain, following its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy. The unprecedented transformation added all of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment features, along with a host of […]

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 […]

Carnival Takes Over New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo

For four nights in October, Carnival Cruise Lines will partner with Children’s Hospital to take part in an annual Halloween event for the kids held at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The event, Boo at the Zoo, will have trick or treat houses, a haunted maze, ghost train rides, wildlife displays and entertainment by […]

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 […]

Carnival Showcases Fun Ship 2.0 Offerings in Big Easy

Over the weekend journalists joined Carnival Cruise Lines as they showcased new concoctions and tasty treats offered on Fun Ship 2.0. Held aboard Carnival Elation at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans, popular Fun Ship 2.0 venues — The Alchemy Bar, RedFrog Pub, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and RedFrog Rum Bar – were created […]

Queen of the Mississippi Paddlewheeler Officially Underway

American Cruise Lines brand new 150-guest Queen of the Mississippi paddlewheeler embarked on its first seven-night round trip sailing from New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal on Saturday. The sold out sailing will make stops in Natchez, Vicksburg, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, and Oak Alley before returning to New Orleans on Saturday. The 2012 season […]

American Cruise Lines welcomes Queen of the Mississippi

American Cruise Lines welcomes their brand new 150-guest paddlewheeler to the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans this weekend as she embarks on her first revenue cruise. The Queen of the Mississippi will sail an seven-night roundtrip sailing from New Orleans. “The launch of Queen of the Mississippi represents the beginning of an exciting […]

New “Savories of the South” Theme Cruise Added on the Mississippi

This American Cruise Lines’ theme cruise sheds light on the many tempting dishes of the South, and will give you a new appreciation for true southern comfort foods from Cajun to Creole and barbeque. Culinary experts, local historians and featured chefs will introduce you to some of the South’s most vibrant cities and their famous […]