New Orleans at Night


Perhaps it's the timeless sounds of jazz or the mysterious glow of centuries-old lamp lit streets that make New Orleans so desirable. It could be the rich flavors of seafood gumbo and the historic streetcars that meander up the avenues, or the mild winters and sun-filled summers that make New Orleans the perfect vacation spot - and a great place to begin and end your cruise vacation. Whether you are a foodie, a music lover or a history buff, New Orleans' diverse offerings and relaxed island vibe make for the perfect place to set sail.

The city's prime location near the Gulf of Mexico means easy access to cruising destinations, including Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and more. The Port of New Orleans offers year-round cruises from Carnival Cruise Lines. Also available are seasonal options from Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International. Or, board the Creole Queen or Steamboat Natchez for a relaxing, jazz-filled journey along the Mighty Mississippi.

New Orleans offers great values with many free or nearly free attractions, dozens of live music clubs with no cover charge and amazing meals for all budgets and tastes. Our cruise passengers are always offered the latest deals for pre and post visits to the Big Easy so that you can extend your vacation a day or two without breaking the bank. From discounted hotel rates, to free parking and transportation, to special coupons for some of most-visited hot-spots in the city, New Orleans makes your pre and post cruise travel time part of the adventure. Contact your favorite travel agent today to book your next cruise out of New Orleans!

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Cruise Parking

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Pre/Post Cruise Packages

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Cruise Information

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Port of New Orleans

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American Queen Steamboat Company

  • 40 S. Main St.
  • Suite 2100
  • Memphis, TN 38103
  • Phone: (901) 654-2600
  • Region: Outside Metro Area

Carnival Cruise Lines

  • 3655 NW 87th Ave.
  • Miami, FL 33178
  • Phone: (800) 764-7419
  • Region: Outside Metro Area