Carnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - Carnival Cruise Lines says it's increasing its cruise capacity in New Orleans by replacing the smaller Carnival Elation ship with the Carnival Triumph.
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.
In February 2013, the Triumph lost power in an engine-room fire and the 4,200 passengers spent five days endured overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors before the ship could be towed to Mobile, Alabama. The ship was repaired and returned to service in June.