NCL to homeport Norwegian Sun in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS -- Norwegian Cruise Lines is coming back to the Big Easy.

The Port of New Orleans and NCL announced that the Norwegian Sun will be the first ship to homeport in the city since Hurricane Katrina when it returns Oct. 15.

The ship will sail seven-day Western Caribbean cruises.

Prior to the hurricane, New Orleans was on pace to break the 1 million-passenger mark, according to Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange.

Four ships -- the Carnival Conquest, the Carnival Sensation, the Norwegian Sun and the Grandeur of the Seas -- were forced to relocate from New Orleans after Katrina.

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