Carnival Cruise Line Brings New Ships to New Orleans 2019

By ,   November 17, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Cruise Line announced that it will expand its capacity on short cruise offerings out of New Orleans beginning 2019.

Carnival Valor will reposition to New Orleans to start year-round 4- and 5-day voyages from the Big Easy starting May 2019. It will be the biggest ship to offer year-round short cruise schedule from the port.  

On this route, 4-day long weekend cruises depart on Thursdays and call at Cozumel, while 5-day sailings depart Mondays and Saturdays visiting Cozumel and Progreso.       

Carnival Valor will kick off her new year-round schedule of 4- and 5-day cruises from New Orleans on May 16, 2019, replacing Carnival Triumph and also representing an almost 10% increase in capacity on line's short cruise program from the port. 

Carnival Triumph's new homeport will be announced at a later date. 

New Orleans port

Carnival Glory will take over Carnival Dream's New Orleans-based year-round 4-day schedule, also in May 2019. Together, Carnival Glory and Carnival Valor are expected to carry about 400,000 passengers out of New Orleans.