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Old 07-06-2009, 09:44 AM
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Let's not forget the Holiday and Conquest both sailed out of New Orleans later.


I didn't forget it.

They shuffle ships so often it is hard to keep up with sometimes though.

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We cruised out of NOLA on the Holiday in 2003. I remember the Conquest being docked in front of us.

The Norwegian Dream cruised from NOLA, and also the RCI ships Grandeur and Rhapsody Of The Seas were there for a little while. I want to say the Dream was replaced by the Sun but I'm not positive.
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I had a picture of the Conquest and Holiday parked in there together. Quite a contrast in size!
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:25 PM
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I cruised out of NOLA on HAL's Nieuv Amsterdam in fall of 1992. New Orleans had completely changed from the time I was there in 1983. So was it Commodore or Carnival?
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It appears that Commodore Lines was first to cruise from NO with the Enchanted Seas, followed by the Tropicale.

I believe that both the Inspiration and Sensation sailed from NO for awhile as did the Nieuw Amsterdam. (saw it docked at the Riverwalk in the 90s)

Didn't get to sail on the Conquest, but was on the Holiday in 03 & 04 and Fantasy (again) 07.

Some lines sail from NOLA for six months or so--was on NCL Spirit this past April.

To get a 'handle' on all of this is indeed confusing. Thanks for helping!
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Yes, Sensation was there too. My sister cruised on this ship out of New Orleans. I believe it was replaced by the Fantasy.

I remember seeing the Enchanted Isle languishing at some dock a couple miles out from the cruise pier on our Holiday cruise. The ship would soon be heading to the breakers if I remember right. This was in the fall of 2003. It's one of the ships I wished I had cruised on before it was too late.
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Is it because of the turn they have to make that so few ships sail out of NOLA? I remember it took forever to get out of the cold weather. I sailed in November and it was freezing out on deck for the sail away.
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I've sailed out of NO three times. Twice in mid-late November and once in February. It wasn't freezing. Maybe a little brisk when the sun went down but not freezing. Penny, your a whimp. The Carnival Conquest at 110,000 ton, 965 ft long and 13 decks tall made that turn on the Mississippi with no problem. It was a close call though for the electrically wire that crossed the river. This was in November 2002. I'm not sure if they've down anything about the wire problem. At one time they were trying to get Carnival to help pay for putting it underground or raising it or whatever. But then came Katrina and everyone pulled out of NO for awhile. The problem with the wire was if the water level had risen much, then the Conquest definitely wouldn't have made it under the wire. It takes about 8hours to go from NO out to the Gulf.
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We left NOLA on the Holiday in October 2003. I remember it was warm and we spent some time in the hotel pool.
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I am a total whimp when it comes to cold, but honestly it was in the low 50s upper 40s when we left. I went the week of Thanksgiving. When we got back it wasn't too bad, it was in the 70s. But, yes, I am a whimp
 
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