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