New Orleans Cruise Terminal Information

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 Line and Disney Cruises & Julia Street is the home port for Royal Caribbean and  Norwegian Cruise Lines.


The cruise terminals are ideally located in downtown New Orleans, just 5 minutes from the famed French Quarter and are easily accessible off Interstate 10.

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There is a refreshment stand serving coffee, cold drinks and snacks, as well as a souvenir stand located at the port.

There is no luggage storage at the pier, but you can store your luggage with Luggage Hero. Click here for pricing and locations closest to the Julia St. And Erato St. Cruise Terminals.

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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Cruise Lines From New Orleans:

Carnival Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line 

Disney Cruises  

Royal Caribbean



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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