Cruising Speed

Cruising from New Orleans continues to grow in popularity.

The Port of New Orleans has topped one million passenger moves for four consecutive years. Cruise lines are investing in newer and larger ships. Carnival Cruise Lines repositioned the Carnival Triumph to the Port’s Erato Street Cruise Terminal in April 2016, a 34-percent increase in Carnival’s year-round four- and five-day itineraries. Norwegian Cruise Line will replace the Norwegian Dawn with the newer and larger Norwegian Pearl Nov. 5, 2017. With easy access parking at the cruise terminal,
Port NOLA is a prime choice for drivable ports, and is poised for growth for both ocean and river cruises.

compiled by Jennifer Gibson Schecter

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The number of passenger movements at the Port of New Orleans in 2016.


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 The number of cruise ship calls at the Port of New Orleans in 2016.



The number of consecutive years the Port of New Orleans has been named “Friendliest Homeport” by Porthole Cruise Magazine.

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The number of cruise passenger vehicles parked at the Port of New Orleans in 2016.


$117 billion

The global economic impact of the cruise industry.



The number of new ocean and river ships ordered for 2017 globally.


$24.2 million

The number of global ocean cruise passengers in 2016.



The number of jobs linked to the global cruise industry.



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