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In 2014, Port of New Orleans terminals handled more than one million cruise passengers, based on embarkations and disembarkations. Last year’s count was up more than 2.6 percent from 2013, and it was nearly three times as many as in 2001, when the port began marketing itself assiduously as a cruise “ destination. In the latest data from Washington, DC-based CLIA, the city’s 987,860 embarkations and disembarkations from cruises in 2013 spawned $399 million in spending in Louisiana and supported thousands of jobs.

” duous, and it can be tough in real life. Logistics have been

PORT’S CRUISE CAPACITY MAXIMIZED, streamlined in New Orleans, however. According to Don


Asked whether the port has ever turned away cruise busi- Allee, the Erato Street Cruise Terminal is considered the na- ness because of berthing space, LaGrange said no. “We have tion’s most convenient and ef

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