Special Sailings from New Orleans

As do birds, most cruise ships migrate to different parts of the world during seasonal changes.  After spending the Winter months in the Caribbean each year,  most cruise ships will begin to "reposition", sometime in March or April, to places like Alaska, Bermuda, Canada, New England, and Europe. In late September, they all sail back to the Caribbean for the Winter Season and several make New Orleans their Home Port. So from October to March, New Orleans and other Gulf Coast areas have more Cruise Ships to choose from.

While some of the same cruise ships will return this fall, many of ships that have been sailing from the local ports are being replaced with newer and/or larger vessels.  And while the Carnival Ships typical don't migrate to other destinations, they do a lot of ship changes in North American and Caribbean home ports to keep local cruisers coming back for something new every few years.  To make things more complicated, Carnival as added a lot of longer voyages that are sporadically placed within the normal sailing schedules as you will see below.

Special Sailings from New Orleans

For those local cruisers who are always looking for new ships and itineraries from the Gulf Coast, the 2016/2017 season will offer (5) sailings which will feature New Orleans.  In late October and early November 2016, both Azamara Club Cruises and Crystal Cruises will be sailing our way with one of their 5-Star vessels, offering 14- and 16-Day deluxe Caribbean cruises.  
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Azamara Club Cruise's - Azamara Quest

October 26, 2016 - 16-Day New Orleans and the West Indies
New Orleans - Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Curacao, St. Barths, Nevis, St.Maarten, British Virgin Islands, Miami. 

March 27, 2017 - 12-Day Azaleas & Bourbon Street
Miami - Key West, Mobile, (3) nights New Orleans, Progresso, (2) nights Cozumel, Miami. 
Crystal Cruise's - Crystal Serenity

November 8, 2016 - 14-Day Caribbean Kaleidoscope
Ft. Lauderdale - Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, St. Barths, Gaudeloupe, Bonaire, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, New Orleans (overnight).

November 22, 2016 - 14-Day Flavors of the Caribbean
New Orleans (overnight) - Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, San Juan, St. Barths, St. Kitts, Key West, New Orleans. 

December 6, 2016 - 14-Day Bourbon Street to South Beach
New Orleans (overnight) - Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Curacao, Martinique, Gaudeloupe, St.Barths, Turks & Cacaos, Miami.

Norwegian Cruise Line's - Norwegian Dawn

October 28, 2016 - 14 Night Caribbean Adventure
Boston - San Juan, Bonaire, Aruba, Curacao, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, New Orleans.

November 11, 2016 - 9 Night Extended Western Caribbean
New Orleans - Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan, Harvest Cay, Costa Maya

December 11, 2016 - 5 Night Western Caribbean
New Orleans - Progresso (Merida) and Cozumel

December 30, 2016 - 9 Night Extended Western Caribbean
New Orleans - Costa Maya, Harvest Cay, Roatan, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman

April 23, 2016 - 12 Night New Orleans to Boston
New Orleans - Cozumel, Roatan, Cartagena,San Juan, Tortola, and Boston
Carnival Cruise Line's - Carnival Dream

December 18, 2016 - 8 Night Classic Western Caribbean
New Orleans - Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, and Cozumel

December 26, 2016 - 8 Night Exotic Western Caribbean
New Orleans - Costa Maya, Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel

Carnival Cruise Line's - Carnival Elation

November 4 - 9, 2016 - TBA
The Carnival Elation will be repositioned to Mobile and a special sailing has not been announced at this time.
Carnival Cruise Line's - Carnival Liberty

December 26, 2016 - 6 Night Exotic Western Caribbean
Galveston - Cozumel, Belize, and Costa Maya
Here are also some Special Sailings from other nearby Gulf Coast Ports

Look at this way, if you can drive to Destin for a week, than you certainly can drive the Houston or Galveston to take advantage of even more cruise options - including these listed below.
Carnival Cruise Line's - Carnival Breeze

December 18, 2016 - 8 Night Classic Western Caribbean
Galveston - Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, and Costa Maya

December 26, 2016 - 6 Night Exotic Western Caribbean
Galveston - Cozumel, Belize, and Costa Maya
Disney Cruise Line's - Disney Wonder

January 20, 2017 - 6 Night Classic Western Caribbean
Galveston - Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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