Cruise Line confirmed that it is in final negotiations for a resumption of
cruises from Mobile, Alabama.
statement, Carnival said officials met with Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson on
Sept. 2 in Miami.
"We are in the final stages of contract
negotiations with the City of Mobile for future cruises from the port,” the
statement said. "We expect this process to be concluded by the end of the
Carnival operated at Mobile from 2004 through 2011,
occupying a $28 million terminal that has gone largely unused since it departed
four years ago.
At the time, Carnival cited prices that were lower
than achieved at other ports for the pullout. Carnival also has Gulf Coast
cruises that depart from Galveston, New Orleans and Tampa.
No other cruise line stepped in to take Carnival’s
place in Mobile after it left.
In a press conference, Stimpson said Mobile is not
negotiating with any other cruise operators.