More 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…)
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. (nola.com)
The 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
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…)
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
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…)
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…)
Three 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…)
The 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…)
To 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, 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
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.
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…)
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 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…)
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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)