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New Orleans to weigh OK for CEO to ink a Norwegian contract, if/when agreement is reached

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Norwegian Dawn is scheduled to begin sailing from New Orleans in November. The ship is pictured in Boston.
Port of New Orleans commissioners on Wednesday will consider a resolution to authorize the port's president and ceo to sign a new contract with Norwegian Cruise Line, if and when a new agreement is negotiated. There is no contract to be approved, a port spokesman told Seatrade Insider.

As earlier reported, Norwegian's contract has expired but the line is not due back until November when it will field a new seasonal ship, Norwegian Dawn.

The port and Norwegian have been ironing out terms for a new agreement.

New Orleans recently inked a new contract with Carnival Cruise Lines that will keep at least two ships operating year-round through 2019. That deal has three one-year options, making it potentially the longest cruise agreement in the port's history.