Carnival Cruise Line will expand capacity on its four- and five-day short cruise program from New Orleans by 34 percent when the Carnival Triumph replaces Carnival Elation on this schedule next spring (2016).

Carnival Triumph will shift from Galveston to New Orleans to launch year-round four- and five-day cruises to Mexico beginning April 4, 2016. On this route, four-day “long weekend” cruises depart Thursdays and call at Cozumel while five-day cruises depart Mondays and Saturdays and visit Cozumel and Progreso.

The Carnival Triumph will join Carnival Dream which operates year-round seven-day cruises from New Orleans. Together these two ships are expected to carry 450,000 guests annually from New Orleans – the most of any cruise operator.

 "The repositioning of the Carnival Triumph illustrates the popularity of year-round cruising from New Orleans and Carnival Cruise Line’s confidence in the Crescent City," said Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange. "This news means roughly an additional 800 passengers sailing from New Orleans every four or five days on a ship with the latest amenities, including 500 private balconies and expanded restaurant and lounge offerings. Carnival continues to expand its capacity in New Orleans and they are truly a great partner for the Port and the City's tourism and hospitality industry."