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Old August 18th, 2008, 02:54 PM
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I got an email from my TA today saying that the Fantasy will start 4 and 5 day cruises out of Mobile on November 16, 2009.

I agree with Snoozeman on his prediction and hope that NOLA gets a 7 day with a different itinerary. That would be like having chocolate and vanilla for the AL/LA Gulf Coast.

The following is currently on the local news website (wkrg.com)

All aboard! Mobile's Cruise terminal is getting a bigger ship.

Carnival Cruise Lines announced Monday afternoon that it will move Fantasy from New Orleans to Mobile at the end of next season. Mobile has been the Fantasy's temporary home since last month's oil spill on the Mississippi River.

"Mobile has been waiting for this for a long time," said Mayor Sam Jones. "We knew Mobile would be a great cruise city. Fantasy is a perfect for Mobile."

Fantasy is 127 longer than Holiday, Mobile's current cruise ship. It can hold 604 more passengers and 260 more crew members.

Carnival will sell Holiday. It plans to announce the fate of the New Orleans cruise terminal tomorrow.

We'll have much more on today's big announcement tonight on News 5 at 5:00 and 6:00.

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I'm booked for the Holiday in April. Hopefully I'm not mistaken in that this trip will NOT be affected. It seems that the Holiday will continue to sail from Mobile until November 2009 when it's replaced by the Fantasy.
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I'm booked for the Holiday in April. Hopefully I'm not mistaken in that this trip will NOT be affected. It seems that the Holiday will continue to sail from Mobile until November 2009 when it's replaced by the Fantasy.
THat's how it looks. Enjoy the Holiday.
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I'm booked for the Holiday in April. Hopefully I'm not mistaken in that this trip will NOT be affected. It seems that the Holiday will continue to sail from Mobile until November 2009 when it's replaced by the Fantasy.
THat's how it looks. Enjoy the Holiday.
Thanks ! I called CCL and was reassured
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I was booked for myself and my family to do a New Years cruise on the Fantasy out of Orleans in Dec 09. Wonder how this will affect me? (Will the Fantasy follow it's original 4-5 days itinerary, or pick up Holidays?) Guess I'll wait and see.
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I was booked for myself and my family to do a New Years cruise on the Fantasy out of Orleans in Dec 09. Wonder how this will affect me? (Will the Fantasy follow it's original 4-5 days itinerary, or pick up Holidays?) Guess I'll wait and see.
I bet you'll be pleased-good luck though
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I was booked for myself and my family to do a New Years cruise on the Fantasy out of Orleans in Dec 09. Wonder how this will affect me? (Will the Fantasy follow it's original 4-5 days itinerary, or pick up Holidays?) Guess I'll wait and see.
The Fantasy is picking up the Holiday's schedule
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Ok...what time today are we suppose to hear about New Orleans???
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Either way it ended up, this is incredibly fabulous news for Mobile, a vastly underrated cruise city.

I was last on Fantasy in 1994, pre-refit, so I will be booking it when it arrives. I much prefer the Mobile port for its easy access and great support staff. Plus, the city is great for pre-or post-cruise visiting.

Of course, I have only been out of the Port Canaveral port other than Mobile.

New Orleans is wonderful, of course, but no one should undersell Mobile.

Just a thought - as bad as the city wants another ship, what do any of you think the odds are of another line coming in? And which one, which ship, do you think it might be?
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Either way it ended up, this is incredibly fabulous news for Mobile, a vastly underrated cruise city.

I was last on Fantasy in 1994, pre-refit, so I will be booking it when it arrives. I much prefer the Mobile port for its easy access and great support staff. Plus, the city is great for pre-or post-cruise visiting.

Of course, I have only been out of the Port Canaveral port other than Mobile.

New Orleans is wonderful, of course, but no one should undersell Mobile.

Just a thought - as bad as the city wants another ship, what do any of you think the odds are of another line coming in? And which one, which ship, do you think it might be?
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