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

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.




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

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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

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.




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