With its key location just 90 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and reputation as one of America’s great historic cities, New Orleans has become one of the country’s top 10 ports for cruise departures. From the elegance of late 1800s riverboats to the luxury blue water cruise liners, the Port of New Orleans is the beginning and end of cruise adventures to destinations along the American coastland and inland rivers and journeys to the Western Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Pacific Rim and more.
In addition to traveling the path of Lewis and Clark to exotic points around the world, New Orleans is an attraction in and of itself. The Julia Street Cruise Terminal is adjacent to the Outlets at Riverwalk, where visitors can shop at high-end outlet stores and locally-owned boutiques while watching the boats and ships traveling up and down the Mississippi River.
Omni Riverfront is conveniently located just half a mile from the Port of New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Passenger Terminal and the Erato Street Terminal is only a few short blocks away. The Port of New Orleans serves one million cruise passengers per year, and a new $50-million cruise ship terminal is expected to open late this year or early 2017. Spend a few days before and after your cruise and take in the historic French Quarter, traditional Creole and Southern cuisine, beignets at Café du Monde, live music, our thriving arts scene and more, all a short walk, cab, pedi-cab or streetcar ride from the Omni Riverfront Hotel.
Things to Know Before You Visit The Port of New Orleans
- Address: 1350 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, LA 70130
- For cruise travelers, parking costs $20.00 per day ($40.00 for over-sized vehicles) at the terminals. All other parking requires a shuttle ride to and from the terminals. Reservations to park are required for over-sized vehicles
Learn more about the port.
Port terminal and parking information
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