Mobile Gets Larger Cruise Ship

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Carnival Corp. will replace its Mobile-based Holiday cruise ship with the larger Fantasy next year, boosting its capacity at the Alabama port by more than 40 percent. The announcement Monday came aboard the 2,056-passenger Fantasy, which normally is based in New Orleans. It has been operating out of Mobile recently because of an oil spill on the Mississippi River. Carnival spokesman Terry Thornton says the Fantasy will undergo some improvements next month and continue cruises from New Orleans in October, then move to Mobile in November 2009.

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