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Cruises from New Orleans
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Cruises from New Orleans

Cruises from New Orleans are available all year long. There are currently three cruise lines offering cruises from New Orleans: Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Norwegian Cruise Line features 7-night Western Caribbean cruises from New Orleans aboard their Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl; beginning in Winter 2018, Norwegian Breakaway will home port in the Big Easy. Royal Caribbean is offering cruises from New Orleans aboard Serenade of the Seas on a 7-night Western Caribbean itinerary that includes ports of call in Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Carnival is currently offering 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from New Orleans on Carnival Elation, well as 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises on Carnival Dream.

Those looking for a more unique cruise from New Orleans may want to consider one of the limited transatlantic cruises (on either Royal Caribbean) that sail one-way to Europe. Such a cruise is at least 13-nights in length.

Known as the "Big Easy," New Orleans offers a great starting point for a cruise. Before or after a cruise from New Orleans you should consider spending a few nights in the city to take in all of the history and fun places to be. From the bars of Bourbon Street and the casino of Harrah's New Orleans to the rich history of the French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans has something to offer everyone.

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from New Orleans

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from New Orleans. Click the name of the cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're featuring from New Orleans:
Carnival Cruises from New Orleans
Carnival Cruises from New Orleans
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Crystal Cruises from New Orleans
Crystal Cruises from New Orleans
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NCL Cruises from New Orleans
NCL Cruises from New Orleans
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Royal Caribbean Cruises from New Orleans
Royal Caribbean Cruises from New Orleans
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Destinations for Cruises from New Orleans

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from New Orleans. Click any destination to view some of the upcoming cruises from New Orleans that are available:
Caribbean Cruises from New Orleans
Caribbean Cruises from New Orleans
Transatlantic Cruises from New Orleans
Transatlantic Cruises from New Orleans

Things to do in New Orleans

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Mobile, along with a brief description:

♦ Mardi Gras
You can't talk about things to do in New Orleans without mentioning Mardi Gras. Many cruisers opt to schedule their cruise from New Orleans during this exciting festival, so they can celebrate before and/or after their cruise. This event, also known as Carnival, officially begins on the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as the "Twelfth Night," and ends on Mardi Gras (the grandest day of the festivities; the last Tuesday before Lent). Mardi Gras World, the largest float designing and building facility in the world, offers tours so visitors can can get the feel of Mardi Gras year round.

♦ French QuarterBourbon Street
This is the oldest and most famous neighborhood in all of New Orleans. This area is a National Historic Landmark, and among its many attractions are Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, as well as many hotels and restaurants. Jackson Square is a historic park that's home to St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States. Bourbon Street is the most famous street in the French Quarter, particularly well known for its many bars and nightclubs.

♦ Audubon Zoo
Managed by the same company as the Aquarium of the Americas (another great place to consider visiting in New Orleans), the Audubon Zoo is located in uptown New Orleans. At this zoo are wildlife from all over the world (including white tigers, monkeys and unique white alligators), as well as a wide range of exhibits, including their Louisiana Swamp Exhibit and World of Primates.