Mobile’s Cruise Terminal Getting $4 Million Upgrade

It’s been years since a cruise line last sailed regularly from the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile. Carnival will return to the port in less than a month. That means the port is hard at work in making sure everything is ready to welcome the Carnival Fantasy when she arrives.

Its most obvious work is a $4 million facelift to the cruise terminal. As reported below from Mobile’s WKRG, the money is being used to make some much-needed upgrades, including new paint, check-in terminals, and carpet.

The upgrade is a smart move by the city. Considering the economic impact that a cruise can have on a city, $4 million is only a drop in the bucket over the long-term. Right now Carnival only has cruises schedule through April 2018 from Mobile. There is a risk that after these cruises finish, the cruise line may move the ship somewhere else.

These upgrades should help Mobile be a more attractive partner and help to entice Carnival to continue sailing well into the future.

Check out the video below for more details on the updates.

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Tanner is the founder of Cruzely.com. Having grown up on the coast and sailing on everything from a 50' pleasure craft to the newest cruise ships, he's drawn on his experience to write hundreds of articles about every aspect of cruising. He has been quoted in The Washington Post, USAToday, and CBSNews, along with dozens more publications and websites. His homeport is Galveston, but he's visited and sailed from ports all around the country, including Miami, Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, Seattle, Los Angeles and more. You can contact him by emailing [email protected]

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