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Carnival inks three-year extension with Mobile

Carnival Fantasy Nov. 9, 2016
Carnival Fantasy will continue its four- and five-day cruise program from the Alabama Cruise Terminal
Carnival Cruise Line and Mobile signed a three-year extension that will keep Carnival Fantasy sailing from the Alabama Cruise Terminal through November 2022.

170,000 passengers a year

The ship will continue its four- and five-day cruises to Mexico, carrying 170,000 passengers from Mobile annually. Many extend their vacation with pre- or post-cruise land stays in the area.

‘Carnival Fantasy remains a popular cruise vacation option for our guests, attracting vacationers from all over the Southeast who appreciate Mobile’s convenience and centralized location. We’re delighted to work with Mobile Mayor Stimpson and city and terminal officials to allow our guests to continue to enjoy this attractive and affordable cruise program,’ said Terry Thornton, Carnival’s SVP nautical and port operations.

Supports thousands of local jobs

‘Carnival helped generate more than 25,000 hotel room nights in Mobile last year, supporting thousands of jobs in our restaurants, shops, hotels and cultural institutions,’ Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. ‘Our team works hard every day to make Mobile the best possible cruise port, and this contract is validation that our labor is paying dividends. We were proud to bring Carnival back to Mobile in 2015, and we are committed to growing with them in the years ahead.’

Carnival Fantasy sails Thursdays on four-day ‘long weekend’ cruises to Cozumel and on Mondays and Saturdays on five-day voyages to Cozumel and Costa Maya or Progreso.

Two longer ‘Carnival Journeys’ will operate round-trip from Mobile — a 10-day cruise featuring a partial Panama Canal transit departing Sept. 14, and a 10-day Caribbean cruise departing Sept. 13, 2021.