PORTS OF CALL: DELTA LINE AND THE HOME PORT OF NEW ORLEANS IN THE 1940s.
NEW ORLEANS – PORT OF CALL
The New Orleans based steamship comapny introduced three revolutionary passenger-cargo ships to its South American services in the post-war years of the 1940s. In keeping with the trade name of the company, “Delta Line”, the three vessels were given “Del” names DEL NORTE, DEL SUD and DEL MAR.
SAILING ABOARD THE DELTA LINE SHIPS – OLD FAMILY TRAVEL FILM.
The three “Dels” unusual design, by the naval architect George G. Sharp of New York, made them unique along the New Orleans waterfront and the east coast of South America, an area where they traded for nearly a quarter of a century.
From a quiet street to the Mardis Gras Ball. What a better place to start a cruise – than wonderful New Orleans.