New Orleans Cruise Terminal Information

Last updated on September 4th, 2018 at 01:34 pm

The Port of New Orleans has two cruise terminals

Julia Street Terminal at 920 Port of New Orleans Place

Erato Street Terminal at 1100 Port of New Orleans Place

Erato Street Terminal is the home port for Carnival Cruise Lines & Julia Street is the home port for Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean.
The cruise terminals are ideally located in New Orleans, just 5 minutes from the famed French Quarter and are easily accessible off Interstate 10.

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New Orleans Cruise Terminal Directions

Because there are many one-way streets, follow these directions to the port entrance:

  • From I-10 East or West, exit at US 90 W (Exit 234 A).
  • Exit US 90 W at Tchoupitoulas (Exit 11 C). This will be the last exit before crossing the Mississippi River on the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
  • Follow down ramp to ground level and turn right at the second stoplight onto Tchoupitoulas Street.
  • Turn left at the next stoplight onto Henderson Street and proceed for two blocks.
  • Turn left onto Port of New Orleans Place after crossing the railroad tracks
  • The Erato Street Cruise Terminal (Homeport for Carnival Cruise Line) is located just past the bridge pier and the Julia Street Cruise Terminal (Homeport for Norwegian and Royal Caribbean) is located just beyond Erato.
  • Do not try to access cruise terminals from the entrances to Port of New Orleans Place at Julia Street or Poydras Street.

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Cruises From New Orleans:

Carnival Cruise New Orleans –  Carnival Dream, Carnival Triumph

Norwegian Cruise Line New Orleans – Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl

Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony

NEW FOR 2018/2019!! After a 3 year hiatus, Royal Caribbean returns in the winter of 2018 with Vision of the Seas

New Orleans Weather

The weather in New Orleans is most comfortable from February to May. The most affordable room rates can usually be had in the summer and fall, although keep in mind that the weather conditions then can be hot and humid. There is also a higher possibility of hurricanes during these seasons.

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