Carnival Cruise Line has extended its contract with Port of Mobile through December 2018.

Carnival Cruise Line which is based in Miami Florida has agreed to extends its contract with the Port of Mobile in Alabama state with Carnival Fantasy. The news broke from Mayor Stimpson who returned from meetings at the Carnival headquarters in Miami on Monday.

Mayor Stimpson posted the following statement on his social media:

“Last night, I returned from Miami with a finalized agreement from Carnival Cruise Line that will extend the Carnival Fantasy’s stay in Mobile through December 2018. Not only does the new agreement confirm that Carnival will continue to sail from Mobile another year, but it also confirms a modified schedule demonstrating the growing opportunities for sailings from Mobile. We continue to build the momentum of the growing cruise industry in Mobile and are committed to expanding the cruising options and destinations both in and out of our port. If we all work together, Mobile will become one of America’s top destinations for global travelers.”

It looks like a success for the Port of Mobile and those people wanting to cruise in the region and state of Alabama from the Alabama Cruise Terminal. Not only will the contract be extended but a new itinerary will be introduced which will likely be this December, the original end of contract date.

Carnival Fantasy is currently based out of the port sailing 4-night-8-night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. The ship is the first in its class at over 70,300 gross tons and carrying 2,000 passengers at double occupancy. Carnival Fantasy has been based in Mobile since November 2016.