New Orleans sets cruise passenger record

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Posted: Jan 25, 2012 11:26 AM
New Orleans sets cruise passenger record

The Port of New Orleans says it handled a record number of cruise ship passengers last year.

According to port figures released Tuesday, 736,098 passengers went through the cruise terminal in 2011. That's 2,265 more than the previous record set in 2004 _ and up 39 percent from 2010.

There are four cruise ships that call New Orleans their home port.