CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE BUILDS UPON LEADERSHIP POSITION IN NEW ORLEANS, INCREASES CAPACITY ON SHORT CRUISES BY 34 PERCENT
- Carnival Cruise Line is New Orleans' number one cruise operator with two year-round ships carrying 450,000 passengers annually - more than any cruise line.
year, Carnival Cruise Line expanded its longstanding presence in New Orleans by
bringing the larger, updated Carnival Triumph in April 2016.
- Carnival Triumph's arrival marked a 34 percent increase in capacity on the line's popular four- and five-day short cruise program.
- Carnival Triumph joined Carnival Dream, New Orleans' largest cruise ship, which offers seven-day Caribbean cruises.
is the only cruise line to operate two year-round ships from New Orleans, providing
guests with the widest variety of cruise durations and itinerary choices from
the Big Easy.
- Carnival Triumph offers four- and five-day sailings to Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico, where guests can relax on world-class beaches and explore centuries-old Mayan ruins, including Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
- Carnival Dream offers three distinctly different seven-day options -- western Caribbean cruises visiting Montego Bay, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman; or Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan), Belize and Cozumel; and a Bahamas/Florida route calling at Key West, Freeport and Nassau. Each of these destinations offers excellent beaches and unique shopping, dining and cultural experiences.
Triumph and Carnival Dream feature some of the cruise industry's most popular dining,
bar and entertainment innovations.
- Carnival Triumph includes Guy's Burger Joint, developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri, as well as a Mexican-themed eatery called BlueIguana Cantina, poolside watering holes BlueIguana Tequila Bar and RedFrog Rum Bar, and Alchemy Bar, a cocktail pharmacy-themed bar.
- Carnival Dream features a massive WaterWorks aqua park highlighted by a 304-foot-long Twister water slide, along with family-friendly staterooms that include five berths and two bathrooms, and the Ocean Plaza indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment venue.
- Including 2015 passenger counts, Carnival has embarked more than three million guests from New Orleans since 2004. It's estimated that 60 percent of guests stay an average of two nights in New Orleans pre- or post-cruise to enjoy the city's outstanding restaurants, shops and attractions.
- Carnival and other cruise operators make a significant contribution to the Louisiana economy, accounting for more than 8,000 jobs and in excess of $400 million in direct purchases on an annual basis.
Vance Gulliksen/Jennifer de la Cruz
Carnival Cruise Line