Mobile looks forward to resuming Cruise business in March
After a two-year wait, cruises are set to sail again from Mobile in March. A carnival cruise made a short visit to Mobile last year. Since then, the docks at the Mobile Cruise Terminal have been empty since then due to COVID-19. Now, Carnival Cruise lines plans to start sailing out of the Alabama’s port city. Visit Mobile Director David Clark said the city is ready to welcome the return of the ship and its passengers.
“Our cruise ship is coming back March the 5th. That’ll bring another thirty five thousand hotel rooms here to the marketplace that were missing the last year and a half. So we’re grateful for Carnival’s partnership,” said Clark.
Clark says it’s more than just the tourist industry along the Gulf coast that’s waiting for Carnival Cruises to resume sailing from Mobile Bay. The whole State benefits from the business that the ships draw to Alabama.
“Because a lot of these cruisers, they come from Atlanta, from Nashville from Kentucky, down 65 throughout other cities of the state. So, the whole state benefits from cruising from Mobile.
GB: Before the pandemic, cruise passengers rented about thirty five thousand Mobile area hotel rooms a year. The Carnival cruise ship Sensation docked in Mobile for a day last May to allow crew members to be vaccinated. New COVID outbreaks postponed plans to resume regular sailings after that.