From the Carnival website:
Carnival Fantasy July 21 and July 26 Departures
It appears that the Mississippi River will remain closed to all ship traffic due to a recent accident and oil spill. We will now divert the Carnival Fantasy to Mobile, Alabama when it returns from the current cruise (July 21, 2008 departure).
Guests debarking the ship on July 26 will be provided motorcoach transportation from Mobile to the New Orleans cruise terminal.
Guests scheduled to embark on July 26 should proceed to the cruise terminal in New Orleans as planned. Motorcoach transportation will be provided from the New Orleans cruise terminal to the cruise terminal Mobile.
Unless being dropped off, it is very important that guests do not drive to Mobile to join the cruise. At the end of the cruise, the ship is expected to return to New Orleans.
We sincerely apologize to all of our guests that are impacted by this situation. The entire Carnival team will do everything possible to minimize this inconvenience.
This was posted about 9:30am...HOWEVER, I just read on line that the River is partially reopen.
Some 200 ships waiting to make their run....
I wonder how this will affect Carnival?