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Bigger/More Cruise Ships For Galveston And N.O  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2001 times:

Carnival Cruise Line is beefing up capacity to its two key Gulf Coast ports...Galveston and New Orleans...in Fall, 2011.

Galveston will be the new home port for the 3,690 passenger Carnival Magic and the 2,758 passenger Carnival Triumph.
New Orleans will be the new home port for the 2,974 passenger Carnival Conquest and the 2,056 passenger Carnival Ecstasy. The Triumph and Ecstasy will be doing 4 and 5 night cruises while the Magic and Conquest will be doing 7 night cruises.

Some may remember that N.O was the original home for the Conquest, but the ship was moved to Galveston following Katrina. With this move Carnival will have reached its pre-Katrina capacity from New Orleans. This move also spells bad news for Houston's Bayport cruise terminal, which has been trying for several years to find a tenant. Clearly the cruise lines are happy in Galveston.

Royal Caribbean currently serves Galveston on a seasonal basis (November - April) with its 3,114-passenger Voyager of the Seas. In November, 2011 the Voyager moves to New Orleans while Galveston will get the similar sized Mariner of the Seas.

Norwegian Cruise Line's 2,018 passenger Norwegian Spirit will begin weekly, year-round cruises from New Orleans starting this November.

[Edited 2010-06-30 04:54:29]

[Edited 2010-06-30 04:57:09]

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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3921 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
This move also spells bad news for Houston's Bayport cruise terminal, which has been trying for several years to find a tenant

It was all boarded up as I drove out there a few days back. All that money, such a waste. They (the city of Houston), should have known that Galveston would have been a bigger draw.

Anyways, congrats to Galveston this bump in service. Who knows, perhaps in 20 years, Galveston might give Port Everglades a run for it's money.

Thomas



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User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
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Now if these huge cruiseships could be fitted with skimmers they could cruise for free AND clean up the oil in the gulf!!

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