Some good news for Carnival passengers: a story in a local newspaper today says that the operators of the Punta Langosta Pier and Carnival have reached an agreement (Carnival hadn't been using the pier since it re-opened 2 weeks ago).
The paper says that the pier has agreed to a fee reduction and the cruise line has agreed to increase passenger volumes as a quid pro quo.
This means Carnival will soon be docking at Punta Langosta and fewer passengers will need to tender.
I wouldn't like to speculate as to who got the best end of the bargain, the main thing is an agreement has been reached and thousands of Carnival passengers will soon be stepping off their ships onto Punta Langosta pier. This is also good as the pier is downtown, so hopefully economic benefits will flow to the local businesses in the centre - something that didn't happen when Carnival used their own pier several miles south of downtown.
You can see the full story in Spanish here