Who said they needed permission from Mobile? I didn't. All I'm saying is Carnival should have made it clear to Mobile that if revenues didn't improve they would be taking the Elation to another port. By all accounts that didn't happen. It's called being ethical. You know, corporations can be ethical and not just look at the bottom line and then suddenly cut the cord.
This is getting tiresome. Neither of us is going to change the other's mind. I liked cruising from Mobile, you didn't. I like Carnival but it isn't my favorite line. You are on the opposite end of that from me too. So we both have our prejudices. Let's just leave it at that.
But I will close by saying to other ports with one cruise ship (pick a cruise line)...don't get a comfortable with it. If you do you are setting yourselves up for a fall.