At a press conference held aboard Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Cruise Line and the City of Mobile signed a three-year extension that will keep the ship sailing from Mobile through November 2022.
With the agreement, Carnival Fantasy will continue its popular four- and five-day cruises to Mexico from the Alabama Cruise Terminal, bringing 170,000 guests to Mobile annually.
“Carnival helped generate more than 25,000 hotel room nights in Mobile last year, supporting thousands of jobs in our restaurants, shops, hotels, and cultural institutions,” said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson.
“Our team works hard every day to make Mobile the best possible cruise port, and this contract is validation that our labor is paying dividends. We were proud to bring Carnival back to Mobile in 2015, and we are committed to growing with them in the years ahead.”
Four- and Five-Day Cruises to Mexico
On the current Mobile-based route, Carnival Fantasy departs the Alabama Cruise Terminal Thursdays on four-day “long weekend” cruises to Cozumel and on Mondays and Saturdays on five-day voyages to Cozumel and Costa Maya or Progreso.
Each of these destinations are popular for their beautiful white sand beaches, interesting historical sites and attractions, and excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, and water sports.
Two longer length Carnival Journeys voyages will operate round-trip from Mobile – a 10-day cruise featuring a partial transit of the Panama Canal operating Sept. 14-24, 2020, and a 10-day Caribbean cruise departing Sept. 13 and returning Sept. 23, 2021.
Carnival Journeys cruises offer unique on-board activities during which guests can sample local cuisine and enjoy entertainment and cultural opportunities within the various ports of call.
Variety of On-Board Choices
Carnival Fantasy offers a variety of onboard choices, including Guy’s Burger Joint, a complimentary poolside dining venue serving hand-crafted burgers and fries created by Food Network star Guy Fieri, BlueIguana Cantina offering authentic handmade burritos and tacos and two poolside bars, the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Rum Bar and Mexican-themed BlueIguana Tequila Bar.
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Carnival Fantasy also boasts a 12,000-square-foot spa, a WaterWorks aqua park featuring a 300-foot-long slide and a kiddie splash area, and a Serenity adults-only retreat, as well as fun, supervised programs for kids ages 2-17, full casino gambling and a wide array of dining options, including a 24-hour pizzeria.