The Carnival Fantasy is sailing an altered shorter cruise to nowhere after a delayed departed from Mobile due to heavy fog.
Carnival Fantasy Alters Cruise
The Carnival cruise ship has been forced to sail a cruise to nowhere after being delayed at her homeport of Port of Mobile in Alabama. The ship had to remain in port overnight due to heavy fog in the area which also impacted the channel leading to the port.
The vessel ended her December 28 cruise as normal bit those scheduled to begin their January 2 4-day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico were impacted. The port of call to Cozumel which was set to go ahead on January 4 has now been canceled and the ship has had approval from the U.S. authorities to sail a cruise to nowhere. This means the Carnival Fantasy will head out to sea and then return to the Port of Mobile on January 6 without visiting any other port.
Carnival Cruise Line is offering compensation for the altered sailing and letting guests have the option to not go ahead with their Carnival Fantasy vacation. The cruise line will refund the cruise fare along with any pre-purchased shore excursions through Carnival. The gangway was also open between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM this morning for those who wanted to disembark.
For guests that are going ahead with their fun-filled voyage out at sea Carnival is providing a 50% refund of the cruise fare and a 50% future cruise credit. Anything related to Cozumel such as port fees, taxes and pre-booked excursions through the cruise line are being refunded back to the onboard Sail & Sign account.
Extra special activities and fun are being provided onboard to keep guests busy which is not part of the regular lineup. The ship has now already departed Mobile and will return ready for her next 5-day cruise departing on January 6.
Carnival Fantasy is 70,300 gross tons and has a guest capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy.
Carnival Fantasy is not the only Carnival cruise ship recently to be impacted bu fog. Last week the Carnival Dream and Carnival Vista were both delayed arriving into the Port of Galveston due to dense fog. That also had an impact on the following voyages with delayed departures.