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N.O. cruise ship passengers break record

N.O. cruise ship passengers break record

The Port of New Orleans expects additional growth in cruise ship business in 2018. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) The Port of New Orleans expects additional growth in cruise ship business in 2018. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans' cruise ship industry celebrates a record.

The Port of New Orleans announced January 30 a record 1.15 million people boarded cruise ships in New Orleans in 2017. The number marks a fourth consecutive year of an increase in cruise terminal traffic.

"These year-end results validate the continued appeal of cruising from the Crescent City and reflect our commitment to excellence," said Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO. "We expect additional growth in 2018 and will continue to provide high-level service that complements New Orleans' natural hospitality and vibrant energy. We hold ourselves to high standards and work to exceed expectations."

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