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NEWS: Carnival Experiences Record Growth in New Orleans

Cruise Radio Reports:  Carnival Experiences Record Growth in New Orleans

"Next year the line will also welcome its three millionth passenger at the Port of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005."

Tags: Carnival Cruise Line New Orleans Louisiana

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I have never sailed from this port although I have spent several vacations in the city over the years.

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I have been to NOLA a few times, conferences or business meetings.  I have mixed feelings about going back. It was so hot and humid (in June), that I could barely stand still and not break into a flop sweat.  The other thing I could not get away from was the smell; some neighborhoods smelled like a toilet. That said, it's got great architecture, restaurants, music, and cultural happenings. I think the last place I stayed was a Westin (could be wrong on that) which was a block from the Morial Convention Center and right across from the casino. I could see Carnival docked near by.  I can understand how people would enjoy a few additional days there.

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I think it would be a great city for a pre or post cruise stay for a few days.  It is one of those city's that I would not want to just fly in, get to the port and on the ship,  I'd want to spend a few days to see the city.  

Think of all the $$ that 3 million passengers spent in the city before and after a cruise.  I'm sure that has helped the economy rebuild the city.


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