Carnival inks new deal with Port of New Orleans

By Tom Stieghorst
Carnival Cruise Lines and the Port of New Orleans have finalized a deal that will keep at least two Carnival ships sailing from New Orleans through 2019.

The five-year agreement, effective July 1, supercedes a three-year agreement reached in 2013.

Currently, the Carnival Dream sails seven-day cruises and the Carnival Elation does four- and fire-day itineraries from New Orleans. Together they are expected to carry 400,000 passengers this year.

The agreement specifies that two ships will sail from New Orleans of equal to or greater size than the Dream-class and Fantasy-class ships. It has three one-year options for extension after 2019.

“This is a clear demonstration of Carnival’s belief in New Orleans as one of its top home ports,” said the port's president and CEO, Gary LaGrange.
___

Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly. 
This page is protected by Copyright laws. Do Not Copy. Purchase Reprint
blog comments powered by Disqus

View Comment Guidelines

Please upgrade your Flash Player.
Please upgrade your Flash Player.

Travel Weekly Poll

Voices

  • Consumer media discover that travel agents do exist

    "Contrary to some thoughts, travel agents do exist ... We are usually able to get clients better prices, and we know we can see that clients have better experiences. And as our personal motto is: Our Service Travels With You."

    More»

TW Index: Most Active Stocks

Latest Top News:
Caribbean
Europe
Travel Weekly is on Facebook
Viewpoints For Travel Agents
Travel Weekly Topics