Carnival Extends Mobile Contract

Carnival Cruise Lines extended its contract with the city of Mobile, AL, for another year, thus allowing the line's 1,452-passenger Holiday to continue operating its four- and five-day Mexico cruises from the Alabama Cruise Terminal. Carnival launched the first and only year-round cruise program from Mobile in October 2004. Since then, the cruise line says the voyages have been enormously successful, consistently operating in excess of 100 percent occupancy (based on two per cabin) and accounting for approximately 125,000 passengers annually from the port. From Mobile, the 46,052-ton Holiday sails four-day cruises to Cozumel, Mexico, and on Mondays and Saturdays on five-day cruises to Cozumel and Calica/Playa del Carmen or Costa Maya, Mexico.

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