New Orleans cruise port is located in the US State of Louisiana. The Gulf of Mexico is about 180 km from the port, which lies between the Lake Pontchartrain and Mississippi River. New Orleans is the largest Louisiana city with more than 239,000 citizens. New Orleans cruise port attracts tourists with its architecture, cultural heritage, cuisine and the Mardi Grass festival.
The ship schedule from New Orleans cruise port includes 4, 5, 7- day voyages to the Eastern or Western Caribbean that depart through all the year. The ports of call are Cozumel, Progresso, Belize and Costa Maya.
Highlights: French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral, Louisiana State Museum
New Orleans cruise terminal
New Orleans cruise port is 5 hours and a half from Houston, direction East. Baton Rouge is two hours away and Jackson, MS – three hours. New Orleans International Airport is 16 miles from the terminal.
The New Orleans cruise terminal facility was built for the World’s Fair. The building was renovated several times since then. Two terminals serve New Orleans cruise port – Julia Street Cruise Terminal and Erato Cruise Terminal. The two berths are 792 m long.
Julia Street Cruise Terminal
The first New Orleans cruise port terminal building is in operation since 1991. There are facilities like baggage area, refreshment stand, check-in desks, elevated loading ramp for passengers, an ATM and souvenir kiosk. The parking area is off Convention Center Blvd – Whale parking lot.
New Orleans cruise port terminal Julia Street serves Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean.
Erato Cruise Terminal
The second New Orleans cruise port terminal dates from 2006. It can accommodate two large cruise vessels simultaneously.
There are facilities like waiting areas, baggage handling, elevated loading ramp for passengers,customs clearance, souvenir shop and check-in desks. The parking area is for over 1,000 vehicles located at the top 4 stories of the building.
Erato New Orleans cruise port terminal serves Carnival Cruise Lines.
Parking: $14.00 per day (Port Authority subject to change).
New Orleans tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Jackson Square: located at the French Quarter neighborhood center. This area is with Spanish and French atmosphere. Near the square are sights including the Cabildo, the Presbytére (Hurricane Katrina museum) and the St Louis Cathedral.
- Artillery park: few steps after Café Du Monde, you will see amazing view of the river Mississippi.
- Bourbon Street: the busiest French Quarter street. Popular places to visit are Pat O’Brien’s bar, Galatoire’s Restaurant, the Old Absinthe House and Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop.
- Moonwalk: the famous walk runs along Mississippi river, its west side. It will take you from Jackson Square to Canal street. It is named after mayor Maurice Moon Landrieu.
- St Louis Cemetery #1: the rest place of Ernest Dutch Morial, Marie Laveau, Homer Plessey, Etienne de Bore and more famous New Orleans citizens. Be aware of weird sounds, inexplicable happenings and unreal apparitions.
- St Charles St Streetcar: it will take you from the French Quarter through the St. Charles Avenue, a great way to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the city.
The New Orleans cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near New Orleans, Louisiana.
If you lose the New Orleans location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port New Orleans cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from New Orleans, Louisiana. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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