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NEW ORLEANS -- Tropical Storm Karen has dissipated, but it has disrupted things for cruise ship passengers in New Orleans.

The river opened to traffic early Sunday morning, and two cruise ships that should have docked this weekend are now arriving in New Orleans.

The Carnival Elation cruise has been shortened to three days. Carnival is giving passengers a 50 percent refund and a 50 percent discount on a future cruise.

For the Carnival Conquest, one stop has been canceled, shortening that cruise to six days with a pro-rated refund.

Check-in for both cruises has been pushed back to Monday.

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