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Mexico Port Cities

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Galveston, Texas
Los Angeles, California
Miami, Florida
Mobile, Alabama
New Orleans, Louisiana
San Diego, California
Tampa, Florida

Additional cruise information and cruise destination information can be found at Norwegian Cruises for the Caribbean and Mexico.

Galveston, Texas
The world’s largest cruise operator, Carnival Cruise Lines, will introduce year-round four- and five-day western Caribbean cruises from Galveston on the 1,486-passenger Celebration in October 2000.

The program constitutes Carnival’s first cruise operation from Texas and the only one of its kind available from the Port of Galveston. Four-day cruises will call at Playa del Carmen/Cozumel, Mexico, and include two “Fun Days” at sea. These voyages will operate Thursday to Monday creating the ultimate long weekend getaway. Five-day sailings, departing alternate Mondays and Saturdays, will feature two ports of call — Cozumel and Calica/Cancun, Mexico – along with two “Fun Days” at sea.

Directions and Parking Information:

I-45 South to Exit 1C – Harborside Dr. (Hwy 275).
First Exit After Causeway Turn Left (East) Onto Harborside Dr.
Continue Approximately 4.7 Miles to Kempner/22nd Street.
Turn Left on Kempner/22nd Street to Cruise Terminal.
Arriving at the Cruise Terminal:
Area Adjacent to Cruise Terminal Is for Loading/Unloading Only.
Luggage/Baggage is Unloaded Curbside at Terminal Prior to Parking.
After Luggage/Baggage is Unloaded a Pass will be Given to Driver to Allow Access to the Long-Term Parking Lot.

Los Angeles, California
The World Cruise Center is the busiest cruise passenger complex on the West Coast. Constructed and owned by the Port of Los Angeles, the World Cruise Center is leased to Los Angeles Cruise Ship Terminals Inc., a consortium of five cruise lines — Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. Metropolitan Stevedore Co. manages the Cruise Center.

Directions and Parking Information:

From LAX: Travel southbound on the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405), then southbound on the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110). Exit at Harbor Boulevard and proceed straight through the Harbor Boulevard intersection. Turn right to enter the World Cruise Center.

Miami, Florida

The Port of Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world with well over 3 million cruise passengers passing through the terminal each year. Several cruise lines offer multi-day cruises from the Port of Miami to the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean year-round. A variety of multi-day cruises to Bermuda, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal and other popular destinations around the world are also available from the port.

Directions and Parking Information:

The Port of Miami is located 10 miles (about 25 minutes) from the Miami International Airport. Many cruise lines offer charter bus transportation to and from the airport and cruise port. Taxi service costs about $20 for up to four people. To get to the Port of Miami by car, get on I-395. Follow signs to the Biscayne Boulevard exit. Take a right on Biscayne Blvd. And go to Port Blvd. Take a left and go over the Port Bridge. The security guard at the bridge will give directions to your ship. Parking for cruise passengers is $10 a day. Recreational vehicles, approximately $20 a day (depending on size). Credit card payments are accepted at terminals 5, 9 and 12. Only Visa and and Master Card are accepted. Parking is available at all terminals.

Mobile, Alabama
A little over a decade ago, cruises out of Mobile would have seemed far-fetched. Downtown was boarded up. Florida had a lock on cruises. And how many people would want to go anyway? Today, Mobile’s downtown is bustling, the cruise industry has ballooned, and cruise lines are scouting Gulf Coast cities. It seems Mobile’s day in the sun is finally here.

This is a new port and information will be added when available.

New Orleans, Louisiana

The easiest way to picture New Orleans is to divide it into its two main sections; uptown and downtown. The dividing line is Lee Circle, accessible from historic St. Charles Avenue. Below Lee Circle are the Warehouse Arts District, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater area and the Central Business District (CBD). Above Lee Circle are Uptown, The Garden District, The Irish Channel, Carrollton, and several colorful, distinct neighborhoods in-between.

Directions and Parking Information:

Take I-10 East toward New Orleans. Follow signs for Westbank (Business 90) as you approach downtown. Exit at Tchoupitoulas St./South Peters St. exit, continue to Convention Center Blvd., right on Convention Center Blvd. continue to Henderson St., left on Henderson St. continue to Port of New Orleans Place, left on Port of New Orleans Place to cruise terminals (Julia St. Terminal) or right to Delta Queen (Robin St. Wharf). Immediately adjacent to the cruise terminal, the Port operates a patrolled, fenced, and lighted outside parking lot (no height restrictions) for cruise passengers only, for length of voyage only. Cost is $70 for a seven day cruise, cash only on arrival, no credit cards, no checks, no reservations, no refunds for early departure. RV’s pay according to number of spaces occupied (i.e., two spaces equal $140). If lot is full, Harbor Police and Seacaps will direct you to other private lots close by, some of which will honor the Port’s prices for cruise passengers. At least one operates a shuttle to and from the terminal.