Carnival sailing out of Mobile for good

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines says it will soon end its cruise service from Mobile.

The company announced Thursday that it's repositioning its Carnival Elation ship from Mobile to New Orleans in November. After that, the company will no longer offer trips out of Mobile.

While ships leaving Mobile have consistently been full, the company says it can't make enough money because of rising fuel prices and prices that are lower than at other ports.

The future of the Alabama cruise terminal at Mobile is uncertain. Officials have tried without success to lure other lines to the state.

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