Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

Carnival Cruise Line to Increase Capacity on Short Cruise Programs from Galveston and New Orleans in 2019

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Carnival DreamBuilding upon its position as the leader in Gulf Coast cruising, Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will expand capacity on its short cruise offerings from Galveston and New Orleans beginning in 2019. (more…)

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy D. Christian highlighted cruise volumes in 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New OrleansThe announcement was made at the annual State of the Port address today hosted (November 9, 2017) by the International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans. (more…)

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

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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. (more…)

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

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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. (more…)

American Duchess, American Queen Steamboat Company’s Latest Riverboat to Launch Aug. 14 from New Orleans

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the American Queen and American Empress, will launch service on its new American Duchess when it sets sail from New Orleans on Aug. 14, 2017, following its christening here a day earlier. (more…)

Port of New Orleans to Host Celebrity Equinox for Maiden Mardi Gras Sailing

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The Celebrity EquinoxThe longest and one of the most premium cruise ships ever to dock in New Orleans will sail into the Port’s Julia Street Cruise Terminal Sunday, Feb. 26, just in time for the finale of Mardi Gras festivities. (more…)

Brandy D. Christian Named President and CEO at Port of New Orleans

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The Port of New Orleans has announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2017, Brandy D. Christian has begun service as the Port’s president and chief executive officer following her two-year tenure as its chief operating officer, according to a prepared statement. (

New Orleans Targeting The 1M Passenger Club

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New Orleans“The magic number for us with the homeported vessels we have here is one million (passengers) and we expect to be around that number again for 2017,” Don Allee, director of cruise and tourism at the Port of New Orleans, told Cruise Industry News when interviewed in November.

Luxury Cruise Liner Europa 2 Set For Maiden Voyage To Port of New Orleans

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at than 500 cruise passengers aboard one of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships will enjoy a few days in New Orleans next week, as the Europa 2 makes her maiden voyage to the Port of New Orleans Julia Street Cruise Terminal Monday. (more…)

Louisiana delegation talks cruise ships in Cuba, TV station reports

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

The sought-after New Orleans-Cuba cruise route was a topic of discussion during Gov. John Bel Edwards’ visit to the Caribbean country this week, according to a report from WAFB, a Baton Rouge television station traveling with the governor. (

Board of the Port of New Orleans Elects Michael W. Kearney Chairman

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New OrleansThe Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected Mr. Michael W. Kearney chairman. Mr. Kearney represents Orleans Parish and joined the Board in December of 2012 when he was appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. (more…)

Carnival, New Orleans Saints And Scholastic Book Fairs Team Up To Honor Students With ‘Read & Rise’ Literacy Event

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Earlier today (Sep. 8) 100 students from Kipp Central City Primary, an elementary school in New Orleans, enjoyed a day of fun aboard the Carnival Triumph for the first-ever “Read & Rise” literacy day to celebrate their reading achievements as winners of the school’s summer reading challenge. (more…)

Port of New Orleans CEO to Receive Eugene J. Schreiber Award at WTC Gala

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

The World Trade Center of New Orleans announced this year’s recipient of the Eugene J. Schreiber Award as Gary LaGrange, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans. (more…)

Key Cruise Line Executives and Industry Stakeholders Gather to Improve Business at FCCA PAMAC Conference

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Improving cruise tourism business is easier than ever in the Big Easy. More than 150 attendees, including FCCA Platinum Members-key cruise tourism stakeholders-and over 30 high-ranking executives from the FCCA’s 19 Member Lines, have gathered in New Orleans for the FCCA Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC) Conference. (more…)

Port of New Orleans Set to Host 2016 American Association of Port Authorities Annual Conference

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans is set to host the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities, the largest gathering of Port and maritime professionals in the Western Hemisphere. (more…)

Crystal Cruises Offers Warm Weather Retreats To & From New Orleans

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Crystal SerenityThree new itineraries this November and December will offer luxury travelers a break from the chill of the season, to enjoy an island-hopping retreat through the Caribbean. (more…)

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange to Retire After 16-Year Tenure

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New OrleansThe Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans announced yesterday that President and CEO Gary LaGrange will retire at the end of his current contract in April, 2017. (more…)

Arrival Of New Orleans’ Newest Cruise Ship, Carnival Triumph, Celebrated With Fun Charity Event

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Carnival TriumphTo celebrate the arrival of New Orleans’ newest cruise ship, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Cruise Line and the Port of New Orleans today (April 4) hosted an entertaining charity event with representatives from four local music organizations competing for $35,000 in donations to music charities.

Port of New Orleans cruise terminals handled more than 1-million passengers in 2015

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New OrleansPort of New Orleans cruise terminals handled more than 1-million passengers in 2015, totaling 1,023,700, up 1 percent compared to 2014. The total marks the fifth consecutive record year and with new and larger ships on tap for 2016, Port officials expect another robust cruise season. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line And The New Orleans Saints Challenge Area Schools With Holiday Food & Fund Drive

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line – the official cruise line of the New Orleans Saints – is partnering with the NFL franchise and Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans, La., to fight hunger this holiday season through a contest for area schools that provides a fun array of prizes to encourage the collection of canned goods and donations.

New Orleans’ Port Officials Welcome Holland America Westerdam’s Maiden Call

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Holland America Line’s Westerdam will call on the Port of New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal Tuesday Oct. 27. The 936-foot cruise ship marks the first of a busy year for unique cruise ship calls in New Orleans through 2016. (more…)

Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO, Carnival Corporation to be Honored by New Orleans Propeller Club

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans will honor Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, as their 2015 Maritime Person of the Year at their 82nd Annual Maritime Person of the Year Gala.

Carnival On Track For Record Year From Port Of New Orleans In 2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New OrleansCarnival Cruise Line – New Orleans’ number one cruise operator – continues to expand its presence at the port and expects to carry a record 400,000 passengers from the Crescent City this year. (more…)

First Lady of New Orleans to Christen American Eagle

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

American Cruise Lines has announced the godmother of its second Mississippi River paddlewheeler, the American Eagle, which will be christened on April 25 in New Orleans. (

Deals on Pre-and Post-Cruise Stays in New Orleans

Friday, March 6th, 2015

For passengers sailing from New Orleans, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans is offering a 15 percent discount on pre- and post-cruise stays. (

Port of New Orleans Tops 1 Million Pax Mark

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The Port of New Orleans cruise terminals handled more than 1 million cruise passengers in 2014 for the first time in its history. (

Port of New Orleans Names Brandy D. Christian New COO

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Brandy D. Christian has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of the
Port of New Orleans by President and CEO Gary LaGrange, succeeding Patrick J. Gallwey, who
will retire March 1 after 34 years with the Port.

Port of New Orleans, Norwegian Cruise Line Sign New Multi-Year Berthing Agreement

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Officials with Norwegian Cruise Line and the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans signed a new four-year berthing agreement yesterday with three one-year options. (

Don Allee to Take Helm of New Orleans’ Port Cruise and Tourism Division

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Port industry veteran Don Allee will assume control of the Port’s Cruise
and Tourism Division in January, following the retirement of current Director J. Robert

Carnival Cruise Lines, Port of New Orleans Agree to New Five-Year Extension

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The Port of New Orleans and Carnival Cruise Lines signed a new agreement that will keep the world’s largest cruise line sailing at least two ships year-round from New Orleans through 2019. (

Cruise ships setting records for number of passengers in New Orleans

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The cruise ship industry is booming in New Orleans, and port officials are expecting a record number of passengers this year. (

Cruise Holidays Convention Gets Underway in The Big Easy

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

There were a couple of big themes to tackle before Cruise Holidays International executives and franchise owners truly got down to business at their 2014 annual convention Thursday (May 15) (