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Carnival Glory is the first ship to set sail from New Orleans since the onset of the pandemic.
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Carnival Relaunches Cruises From New Orleans

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 19, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line has relaunched operations from the Port of New Orleans, the first cruise line to restart at the port since the onset of the pandemic. 

Carnival Glory is sailing a seven-day cruise this week that will stop in three destinations in The Bahamas: Bimini, Freeport and Nassau. 

“Carnival Cruise Line has been a part of the New Orleans community for more than 25 years and we’re absolutely thrilled to provide our guests an opportunity to get Back to Fun, while supporting the local economy in one of our most popular homeports,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival is the number one cruise operator from New Orleans with the greatest variety of cruise choices and itineraries and we are so happy to bring our unique brand of fun back to this fantastic city.”

Carnival first launched year-round cruises out of New Orleans in 1994. 

On Nov. 1, another Carnival ship, Carnival Valor, will relaunch in New Orleans, with a series of four and five-day Mexico cruises. 

“Carnival Cruise Line is a valued longtime partner and we are proud to welcome Carnival Glory back for the first oceangoing cruise from New Orleans since March 2020,” said Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO. “We applaud Carnival’s commitment to the New Orleans market and for exceeding health and safety requirements to protect guests, crew and the community. The return of Carnival cruises from Port NOLA will be a boost to our local economy as guests are once again able to experience our famous New Orleans hospitality when they sail from our vibrant city.”

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