The Mississippi River has once again closed to all ship traffic and there is uncertainty about when it will re-open. As a result, Carnival Fantasy was diverted to Mobile, Alabama when it returned from the cruise that departed from there on July 26, 2008. Passengers debarking the ship on July 31 were provided motorcoach transportation from Mobile to the New Orleans cruise terminal.
Passengers scheduled to embark on July 31 were advised to proceed to the cruise terminal in New Orleans as planned. Motorcoach transportation was provided from the New Orleans cruise terminal to the cruise terminal in Mobile. Unless being dropped off, it was important that guests not drive to Mobile to join the ship because it is expected to return to New Orleans at the end of the cruise.
Although it is far from at fault, Carnival Cruise Lines sincerely apologizes to their guests who are impacted by this situation. The entire Carnival team will do everything possible to minimize this inconvenience.