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Amtrak and Carnival Cruise Lines to resume joint program in New Orleans


Another sign that New Orleans is slowly reclaiming its status as a tourist destination: Amtrak and Carnival Cruise Lines will resume a “Rail and Cruise” program at the Port of New Orleans in October.

Through Dec. 31, 2007, Amtrak is offering fare discounts up to 25 percent for cruise passengers traveling to and from Carnival ships on the railroad’s City of New Orleans, Crescent and Sunset Limited trains. Carnival will operate four- and five-day cruises from the New Orleans port to Cozumel, Mexico, beginning Oct. 26.

City of New Orleans trains depart daily from Chicago and stop in Memphis and 17 other cities. Crescent trains depart daily from New York City and stop in Washington, D.C., Atlanta and 30 other cities. Sunset Limited trains depart Los Angeles on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and stop in Tucson, Ariz., San Antonio, Texas, and 19 other cities.

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