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 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 […]

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 […]

New Orleans dedicates renovated Julia Street Cruise Terminal

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne joined the board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans earlier this week to dedicate the newly remodeled Julia Street Cruise Terminal. The $20.1-million project took the two smaller cruise terminals and joined them as one, making room for larger cruise ships and handling more cruise passengers. “The growth of […]