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.
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
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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