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800px-Cruise_Ships_Visit_Port_of_San_Diego_001At one point, when someone said cruising, you probably assumed you they had to go overseas, or take a long flight. But there are some new ships sailing from U.S. cruise ports that you definitely want to pay attention to.

The cruise ship port in New Orleans is growing every year. In the past year alone, the number of cruisers increased by more than 30 percent. The port recently welcomed the 3,000-passenger Carnival Destiny, which now sailing from New Orleans to the Caribbean.

On Galveston Bay, Princess Cruises had its first sailing out of Bayport Cruise Terminal. Starting next year, Norwegian Cruise Line will also sail from the Texas port.

San Francisco is home to a brand-new complex, where cruises will start sailing by next August.

Keep your eyes open at Port Canaveral’s newest cruise terminal, which expected to be so big that it’ll be able to handle the world’s largest cruise ships.

And last, but not least, even West Coasters have new options. Celebrity Cruises will start sailing out of Los Angeles in March and not just down to Mexico. They’ll actually go north to San Francisco, Monterey and Catalina Island.

For more information, visit the cruise archives.

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