Carnival Fantasy arrived in Mobile, Alabama on November 9 to begin cruises to Mexico. The Fantasy class ship will sail 4-day and 5-day itineraries all year round from the port.
When the vessel first arrived a ceremony was held which was attended by key city and cruise line executives. A traditional maritime plaque exchange between cruise line and port officials. A special invitation-only charity event was also held.
Following the event, the recently refurbished 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy departs Mobile this afternoon on a sold-out five-day cruise to Cozumel and Progreso, kicking off a year-long schedule of 4-day and 5-day cruises to these stunning Mexican ports.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“With its Southern charm, excellent terminal facilities and easy-to-reach location, Mobile is a terrific new addition to Carnival’s homeport lineup and we’re delighted to offer these convenient and affordable cruises to Mexico’s most popular ports of call.”
“From Mayor Sandy Stimpson and everyone at the City of Mobile to the Alabama Cruise Terminal team and the entire Mobilecommunity, we are greatly appreciative for their partnership and the very warm welcome,” she added.
Carnival Fantasy’s 4-day “long weekend” itinerary departs Thursdays, calling at Cozumel. Five-day itineraries depart Monday and Saturdays, visiting Cozumel and Costa Maya or Progreso.