New Orleans Welcomes Largest Cruise Ship Since Katrina

The Carnival Triumph is in New Orleans this week, but isn’t just stopping by. The Triumph will now call the Crescent City its home port, making it the largest ship to be based in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Carnival is replacing the Fantasy, which will be moving to a new home port of Mobile, AL. With Hurricane Ida bearing down on the gulf coast, Fantasy’s crew probably isn’t thrilled about the move!

The Triumph carries 2758 passengers, which is over a third larger than the Fantasy.

Four, five, and seven day itineraries will be available on the Carnival Triumph, and ports will include common western Caribbean destinations like Cozumel, but it will also take longer journeys to Eastern Caribbean ports like Key West, Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas.

Some cruises will even go to Belize, Roatan in Honduras.

Carnival’s Triumph joins the Norwegian Spirit, the only other cruise ship to call New Orleans its home port.