In the latest update from Carnival Cruise Line, the Carnival Fantasy is still delayed as fog is still forcing the port to say closed.
The Port of Mobile has been closed due to bad weather conditions and as a result, a Carnival cruise ship is being impacted by the delay.
Port of Mobile Closed
Carnival Cruise Line has issued a weather alert due to the Port of Mobile, Alabama being closed. Dense fog is impacting operations at the port and all shipping has been stopped including the Carnival Fantasy.
Depending on how big the delay is arriving back into Mobile, those guest currently onboard with early flights and travel arrangements might have to make some alternative arrangements. It is wise always to fly out the following day or much later towards the evening as these kind of delays are common.
The cruise line is asking guests who are booked on the February 23 five-night western Caribbean sailing not to arrive at the terminal until told to do so. If any Cruise Hive readers are booked for that sailing it’s best to keep updated from Carnival by texting CCL1 to 278473 (CRUISE).
You read the full alert below which was posted by Carnival Ambassador John Heald:
URGENT WEATHER ALERT
FEBRUARY 23, 2019
February 23, 2019
Dear Carnival Fantasy Guest,
Due to dense fog, the Port of Mobile is currently closed to all marine traffic. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and provide you with an update by 9:30 AM (CST). Please do not proceed to the cruise terminal until you receive our final update.
If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL1 to 278473 (CRUISE).
Thank you for your understanding.
The Fantasy-class cruise ship which is the first in its class is today ending five-night Western Caribbean itinerary which included calls at Progresso and Cozumel, both in Mexico.
The vessel is 70,300 gross tons and has a guest capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy. We’ll update this post once more updates have been released.
Unfortunately, bad weather conditions are common and over the past few months, we’ve reported on ports in Mobile, New Orleans and Tampa which have all recently bee impacted by dense fog. Just make sure you always take out cruise insurance so the travel impact can be limited.