Originally Posted by Dave
PC Guy, interesting perspective on Mobile and certainly a valid one. I guess we'll never know for sure. Meanwhile a very nice cruise terminal sits and rots away. Just as it is in Norfolk and other mid-sized cities.
I sailed out Mobile, on the final cruise of the Holiday. It is a very nice terminal - much better than what the Elation used in San Diego, and the Fascination uses in Jacksonville. Those two are glorified warehouses.
The events of this weekend prove how valuable the Mobile terminal is - when the Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River due to a sunken tugboat, and the Carnival Conquest had to divert to Mobile. Pity it is nothing more than an emergency diversion port.