New Orleans is a great place to begin a cruise vacation. The city itself allows you to have a vacation before your vacation. I think the major cruise lines of the world have noticed that fact. That's why even more cruise lines and cruise ships are winding their way up and down the mighty Mississippi for stops and starts in the Crescent City.

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that two new ships will be coming to New Orleans in 2019. The Carnival Valor will take the place of the Carnival Triumph which will move to Galveston Texas. The Carnival Glory which is currently sailing out of South Florida will move to New Orleans next year as well. It will replace the larger Carnival Dream which will be heading west to Galveston as well.

Carnival expects to serve over 400,000 travellers through these ships and the port of New Orleans once these new vessels are settled in by 2019. The cruise line will continue to provide vacationers cruise destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean