Carnival Cruise Line vacated the Alabama Cruise Terminal in October 2011 and left the city of Mobile in over a million dollar financial crisis with no income or revenue to compensate for the cost of building the Alabama Cruise Terminal, a new gangway, with an overflow parking garage.
Now after the Alabama Cruise Terminal has been vacant for three years, the talk of Carnival Cruise Line returning to mobile is like the sound of music in the ears of downtown businesses owners, hotel and motel owners, and will be a boost to the local economy of Mobile Alabama and surrounding cities of Bay Minette, Spanish Fort, Fairhope, and will also increase the economy of Mississippi, Florida, and New Orleans.
Mayor Sandy Stimpson and the city council has been talking to Stewart Chiron, CEO of cruiseguy.com and the sight of one or the possibility two cruise ships docked at the Alabama Cruise Terminal in the near future may become a reality very soon. According to al.com, Stewart Chiron the CEO of cruiseguy.com said Friday that if Mobile can prove to Carnival Cruise Line they can handle a first-class vessel, there is no reason why “they can’t get two.”
Now all Mayor Sandy Stimpson and the city council has to do is play their cards right, put on their best poker faces, and hopefully seal a BOGO Carnival Cruise deal, and if they play a bluff on the deal, the city may just end up with one Carnival Cruise ship.
Click on the website links below to view more information about the Alabama Cruise Terminal and Carnival Cruise Line.
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