Carnival Cruise Line
Once again in 2017, Carnival Cruise Line will have two year round cruise ships sailing from New Orleans. The Carnival Triumph will primarily sail 4 and 5 night cruises from New Orleans. The Carnival Triumph's 4 night cruises leave on alternating Thursdays and sail to Cozumel, Mexico. The Carnival Triumph's 5 night cruises alternate between Mondays and Saturdays. These 5 night cruises are primarily scheduled to sail to Cozumel and Progreso. In addition to the Carnival Triumph, the Carnival Dream also sails from New Orleans. The Carnival Dream primarily sails 7 night cruises that depart on Sundays from New Orleans. The Carnival Dream alternates between three different Caribbean or Bahamas itineraries.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line does not sail year round from New Orleans, but the cruise line does sail from New Orleans for a large part of the year. When 2017 begins, the Norwegian Dawn will be sailing from New Orleans. The Norwegian Dawn will primarily be sailing 7 night cruises from New Orleans that depart on Sundays. The Norwegian Dawn is scheduled to reposition from New Orleans in late April 2017. In October 2017, the Norwegian Pearl will be coming to New Orleans. The Norwegian Pearl will be primarily sailing 7 night cruises that depart on Sundays too.
River Cruises That Depart & Have Port of Call Stops In New Orleans
New Orleans has many river cruises that depart New Orleans and/or use New Orleans as a port of call. I do not usually cover river cruises on RyG's Cruise Guide, but I wanted to make everyone aware that the major large cruise lines are not the only cruise lines that depart from New Orleans.