On December 2, Royal Caribbean returned to its New Orleans homeport. The Grandeur of the Seas will sail seven-night western Caribbean itineraries from New Orleans through April 28, 2007. Ports-of-call include Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and Grand Cayman Island. Fares start at $399 per person for an inside cabin.
Clearly, the New Orleans port is open for business. Carnival and Norwegian ships have been sailing from the Big Easy already this fall. The Queen Elizabeth 2 paid a visit to the port, and Princess has planned a few December sailings out of the southern city.
If you’re planning a cruise from New Orleans this winter, or if you’re thinking about it, consider extending your vacation with a pre- or post-cruise stay. The city could use your business, and you’ll have a great time rediscovering this still-thriving town.
We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.