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New cruise ship being placed in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Carnival Conquest left the Port of New Orleans for the eastern Caribbean on Saturday.

It won't be coming back.

The Times-Picayune Item reports that Carnival Cruise Lines is repositioning the 2,984-passenger Conquest from New Orleans to Miami, making way for the Carnival Sunshine to arrive in New Orleans on Nov. 17.

The Sunshine, formerly known as the Destiny, recently underwent a $155 million, 75-day makeover in dry dock. The 3,002-passenger ship is on a trans-Atlantic journey now from Barcelona, Spain to New Orleans.

The Sunshine's stay in New Orleans is temporary. In April, the company is bringing in the larger, 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream from Port Canaveral, Fla. It will offer year-round, seven-day Caribbean trips from New Orleans.

The Sunshine will move to its new home at Port Canaveral.

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