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Port NOLA President and CEO Highlights Record Volumes and Bold Vision for the Future in the 2019 State of the Port Address

Port NOLA President and CEO Highlights Record Volumes and Bold Vision for the Future in the 2019 State of the Port AddressBrandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB) CEO, highlighted the successes of the agencies’ diverse business profile in 2019, and focused on the opportunities ahead at the annual State of the Port address today (Sep.11) hosted by the International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans.

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Port NOLA Sets Cruise Passenger Record




Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny at New OrleansThe Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) set a new record in 2018 with 1,182,111 cruise passenger movements, up 2.3 percent compared to a year ago. A 23 percent surge in guests taking Mississippi River cruises helped buoy the total, with new and larger ships set to sail from New Orleans both in the Caribbean and on the River in 2019.

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Norwegian Breakaway Debuts In New Orleans

Norwegian Breakaway at New OrleansOn Sunday, November 11, 2018, Norwegian Cruise Line returns to New Orleans introducing Norwegian Breakaway to the Big Easy with five to 11-day cruises to the Caribbean. At 1,068 feet and 145,655 gross register tons, the recently renovated Norwegian Breakaway is the largest cruise ship to homeport in the city of New Orleans, as well as the youngest in port this season.

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Carnival Cruise Line Expands Keyless Embarkation



The Carnival Conquest at New OrleansCarnival Cruise Line guests that are sailing from New Orleans will now find it easier making their way from the cruise terminal to the ship. Carnival Dream and Carnival Triumph are the two latest ships to receive the keyless embarkation program. (cruiseradio.net)

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Port of New Orleans cruising toward a record number of passengers




Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny at New OrleansThe Port of New Orleans continues to grow as a cruise hub.​Tourists and locals alike are taking to the seas and rollin’ on the river. “We are on pace to surpass our 2017 milestone for cruise passengers,” says Donnell Jackson, Media Relations Manager for the port. “In 2017, we saw more than 1.15 million cruise passengers.” (wwl.com)

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Norwegian Cruise Line announces newer and larger ship to homeport at Port of New Orleans in 2018



Norwegian Cruise Line announced today it will deploy the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway to the Port of New Orleans beginning November 2018. The 1,068-foot vessel will be the largest cruise ship in both length and passenger occupancy to ever sail from Port NOLA, and its arrival will nearly double Norwegian’s guest occupancy from New Orleans.

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New Orleans Saints Players Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram Showcase Their Talents During Fun Lip Sync Battle for Charity Aboard Carnival Dream




New Orleans Saints players Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram channeled their inner rock stars as they participated in the first-ever “Lip Sync Battle” for charity to a packed house yesterday aboard Carnival Dream while the ship was docked at the Port of New Orleans.

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