Originally Posted by Dave
The company line on Mobile was the ship sailed at least full and often over 100% (3rd and 4th berths filled) for almost every cruise, but only because the fares were low. They said if they raised fares then the people would stop booking, so they moved Elation to a port where they could charge more and still fill the ship.
Here is my theory with Mobile.
The Holiday may have been part of the problem with Mobile. For years and years, Carnival had their oldest and smallest ship in Mobile, with cheap cruises. The local customer base came to expect low prices the Holiday, and expected the same with the Fantasy and Elation.