Port Call


A tugboat on the riverIt is great to live in New Orleans!  Among its many attractions, New Orleans is one of the world's largest sea port cities.  The Mississippi River winds its way through the Crescent City then continues north through the heartland of America.  It is a major commercial waterway.  North of Baton Rouge the river is too shallow for ocean going ships.  There are many cargo docks lining the banks of the river in New Orleans.

I love to go down to the river and watch the ships.  From all over the world they come to New Orleans with all types of cargo... passenger ships too!  Most of the passenger ships dock at the Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal.  It is easy to go down to the Riverwalk Market and watch the activities at the docks.
Looking up river from the World Trade Center

To learn more about the Port of New Orleans and to see their web cams along the river, visit their website. www.portno.com 

Sunset outbound on the Mississippi River This portion of our website will be devoted to observations from recent visits to the river.  I will share with you things from the downtown docks as well as other locations along the river.  Check back from time to time and see what's new!

The following cruise ships make regular visits to the Port of New Orleans.  You can see them at the dock by watching the Port of New Orleans Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal web cam
Carnival Cruise Lines' Inspiration
The Inspiration makes New Orleans its home port for 7-day Western Caribbean cruises to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Montego Bay, Jamaica.  The ship arrives in the wee hours of Sunday morning and sails at 6PM.
Carnival Cruise Lines' Holiday
The Holiday is a new addition to the fleet of passenger ships making New Orleans home port.  The Holiday makes 4 and 5-day cruises to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.  Dates vary according to the ship's itinerary but look for the Holiday on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays.
Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas
The Grandeur of the Seas will make New Orleans its home port through April 2003.  Every Saturday it departs for a 7-day cruise to the Western Caribbean. Ports of call include: Progresso, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Key West, Florida.
Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Conquest
Carnival Cruise Lines' newest and biggest ship arrives in New Orleans Tuesday morning November 12.  After a series of short cruises, Carnival Conquest will replace the Inspiration sailing out of New Orleans every Sunday on 7-day Western Caribbean Cruises.

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