transportation

Getting to the Ship:

New Kids On The Block Cruise Sails from The Port of New Orleans, Erato Street Cruise Terminal.  Guests may get to New Orleans by flying, driving, or by bus.  The cost of transportation is not included in the price.
 
Location of Cruise Ship Terminal: Erato Street Cruise Terminal

Flight Times:

Arrive in New Orleans before 12:00PM on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Depart New Orleans after 12:00PM on Monday, October 24, 2016

How Do I Get to the Port of New Orleans?

Address:
Erato Street Cruise Terminal
1100 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
Travel Time

The Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is approximately 17 miles from the cruise terminal complexes. Please allow approximately 45 minutes travel time.

Directions to the port
  • From I-10 East or West, exit at US 90 W (Exit 234 A).
  • Exit US 90 W at Tchoupitoulas (Exit 11 C). This will be the last exit before crossing the Mississippi River on the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
  • Follow down ramp to ground level and turn right at the second stoplight onto Tchoupitoulas Street.
  • Turn left at the next stoplight onto Henderson Street and proceed for two blocks.
  • Turn left onto Port of New Orleans Place after crossing the railroad tracks
  • The Erato Street Cruise Terminal (Homeport for Carnival Cruise Line)  is located just past the bridge pier and the Julia Street Cruise Terminal (Homeport for Norwegian and Royal Caribbean) is located just beyond Erato. Link to parking
  • Do not try to access cruise terminals from the entrances to Port of New Orleans Place at Julia Street or Poydras Street.

  • Port of New Orleans cruise parking is $18 a day. It is the only parking available at the site of the cruise terminals. No other parking facilities offer the convenience that is available at the cruise terminals.  Look for the black signs with red borders and Port Logo.
  • During cruise days, parking companies not affiliated with the Port of New Orleans solicit passengers to park at off-site lots and garages.  All of these parking alternatives are a minimum of four blocks from the terminals without safe sidewalks and require a shuttle to the terminal, none offer the convenience of the cruise terminal's parking facilities.
  • The cruise lines handle luggage at the port’s parking facilities to and from the ship.  Therefore, passengers never have to worry about handling their luggage.
  • The Port’s parking facilities are reserved for cruise passengers only. We have ample parking for cruise passengers and are not affected by other events that generate heavy parking demand, such as Mardi Gras, sporting events and convention center activities.
  • While other lots may be slightly less expensive than the ports terminal parking, you may incur additional expenses because you will be subject to additional handling of luggage, which ultimately leads to additional tipping, as well as having to pay for a shuttle or taxi to and from the terminal