First Carnival Cruise Ship Restarts Operations from New Orleans

Carnival Cruise Line has completed the first cruise from New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. The ship, Carnival Triumph, will sail to Mexico and back in a week-long trip.

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With Carnival Glory resuming service from New Orleans on Sunday, Carnival Cruise Line is bringing the joy back to the city. The cruises will resume two ships later than anticipated due to Hurricane Ida’s effect on the city.

Carnival Glory is back in business in New Orleans.

The first Carnival cruise ship to return to the Erato Street Cruise Terminal in 18 months, the Miami-based cruise company may finally include the Port of New Orleans in its cruise offers. The Carnival Glory reopens its doors to passengers today for a seven-day Western Caribbean trip.

A “Back to Fun” ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted at the terminal to commemorate the historic event, which was attended by Carnival Vice President of Guest Operations Sarah Beth Reno, Carnival Glory Captain Nicola Iaccarino, and Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy D. Christian.

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“We’re extremely delighted to offer our passengers with a chance to go Back to Fun while supporting the local economy in one of our most popular homeports,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “With the largest range of cruise options and itineraries, Carnival is the number one cruise operator out of New Orleans, and we are thrilled to bring our distinctive brand of fun back to this wonderful city.”

Also see: How to Get to the Cruise Port in New Orleans

Three days at sea are included in the itinerary, as well as stops at Mahogany Bay, Islan Roatan, Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel, Mexico. On Sunday, September 26, the Carnival Glory will arrive in New Orleans to conclude the first resume trip.

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From November 1, Carnival Glory will be accompanied by sister ship Carnival Valor. Six-, seven-, and eight-day trips to the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas are available from the cruise company. Four- and five-day cruises to Mexico are also available, as well as 14-day Carnival Journeys with a partial transit via the Panama Canal.

The Port of New Orleans President and CEO, Brandy D. Christian, stated, “Carnival Voyage Line is a cherished longstanding partner, and we are pleased to welcome Carnival Glory back for the first oceangoing cruise from New Orleans since March 2020.” “We commend Carnival for its dedication to the New Orleans market and for surpassing health and safety standards to safeguard visitors, crew, and the community. The return of Carnival cruises to Port NOLA will benefit our local economy since visitors will be able to enjoy our renowned New Orleans hospitality once again when they sail from our lively city.”

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Not as envisioned at the outset

The Carnival Glory was supposed to resume sails from New Orleans on September 5. Hurricane Ida, on the other hand, struck Louisiana, especially New Orleans, towards the end of August, wreaking havoc. The electricity grid was one of the long-term effects, with over a million premises without power.

The ship was unable to resume cruises on the scheduled date due to the closure of the road to the cruise terminal and the city’s emergency management. The next departure on September 12 was also canceled when the cruise line reached an agreement with FEMA and municipal officials to accommodate up to 2,600 first responders, hospital employees, utility workers, and other recovery professionals.

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The Carnival Glory has finally resumed operations after the first two sailings were canceled, as the city returns to normalcy and the much-needed joy returns.

Almost the Entire Fleet Has Returned!

The Carnival Glory is not the cruise ship that will be resuming service today, September 19! The Carnival Dream is the third Carnival cruise ship to return to Galveston, Texas, after a two-year hiatus.

With both ships departing today, a total of eleven Carnival cruise ships have returned to operation, accounting for almost half of the fleet. More ships will be launched during the rest of 2021 and into 2022. In New Orleans, only Carnival Glory and Valor will operate, with both expected to transport 400,000 passengers yearly, more than any other cruise line from the city.

Carnival Glory Restarts Operations

The Carnival Cruise Line has restarted operations with a new ship from New Orleans. Carnival Cruise Line is the largest cruise line in the world and operates more than 100 ships worldwide. Reference: carnival cruise jobs.

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