Port of New Orleans Information PortalPort of New Orleans is in the beautiful, vibrant city of New Orleans. The birthplace of Jazz and home to the annual festival Mardi Gras, New Orleans is a majestic and mysterious city, and one of the most unique in all of the United States.
Port of New Orleans is a part of the historic French Quarter!
Learn About the Port of New Orleans
The Port of New Orleans is on the west band of the Mississippi River and five minutes away from the famous French Quarter. The Arts/Warehouse District is also right around the corner. The Port of New Orleans' first cruise terminal, the Julia Street Cruise Terminal opened in 1991 in a building originally constructed for the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans. The port also exports rubber, coffee, steel, containers and manufactured goods.
New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana and is named after the Duke of Orleans. It was originally established by French Colonists and was strongly influenced by European Culture, especially noted in the architecture. New Orleans is famous the world over for it incredible southern cuisine, being the birthplace of Jazz and continuing to have a thriving music scene and its annual celebrations and festivals. Mardi Gras is a huge festival where people from all around the country come to party. New Orleans is often called the 'most unique' in the USA. While you're here check out the many museums that the city has to offer including The National WWII Museum, the Louisiana State Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. New Orleans is also home to the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. And no tourist should leave before wandering through the French Quarter. The neighborhood has many restaurants, hotels and bars. Check out Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market and Preservation Hall.
Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line both dock their vessels at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in the Port of New Orleans.
How the Port of New Orleans is Set Up
- The Port of New Orleans is on the coast of the Mississippi River in the heart of New Orleans. It has 13 cargo shipping terminals and 5 cruise terminals. The cruise terminals are Orange and Robin St. Wharves, Erato St. Cruise Terminal, Canal and Poydras St. Wharves, Toulouse St. Warf and Juile St. Cruise Terminal.
- Julia Street Cruise Terminal, Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA, United States. It is on the eastern shore of the Mississippi River.
- The main entrance is located at the corner of Port of New Orleans Pl. and Julia St. It is in the center of the terminal on the west side. Once passengers have passed through security they may proceed to the ship, which is on the east side of the terminal, or stay within the terminal itself.
- South of the main entrance is New Orleans Books & Tours. North of the main entrance are a number of restaurants and stores including Tusamigos, Life in the Big Easy, Drizzle Lingerie Boutique, Nola Masks and Gifts, New Orleans Dollhouse and the Brad Thompson Gallery.
- Located in the northern most part of the terminal, in Level G, is the Norwegian Cruise Line Information Center, Wild Wings, Gallery-New Orleans, Accessory Lady of New Orleans and Franzinbizness.
- Parking is available on site, conveniently close to the terminal.
For any information that passengers will need about scheduling or the terminal itself, please view the Port of New Orleans official webpage. And book now to leave your car in a safe, secure, convenient and cheap parking lot with Instapark!
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