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Sail Date: December 2023

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Ecstasy

I was invited on this cruise by family it was my 1st time & I loved it. I would hear people say how small ship was but to me was huge!! The check in process was very smooth, the food was delicious, the best coffee I've ever had. The entertainment was so great. I had so much fun!! Every employee I came in contact with couldn't do enough to make sure I had everything I needed. The energy that ... Read More

Sail Date: July 2022

We are on day two of our Ecstasy cruise and everything is wonderful. We are in our late 60's with more than 10 cruises, and have no complaints. We have cruised on Princess, Holland, NCL and Oceania, and would compare this cruise to Princess and Holland. Yes the ship is old but everything is clean and up to spec. The carpets look new and you would not think this is the ship's final season. I ... Read More

Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View

We booked the Carnival Ecstasy 5 day sailing from Mobile, AL with stops in Costa Maya and Cancun. We could not pass up the low price. 1479 passengers about 73% capacity. There were no lines for anything. There were ALWAYS lounge chairs available except for directly next to the pool. Although this is an older ship that is scheduled to be retired (scrapped) in the fall, it was well worth it ... Read More

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Norwegian Getaway

Having recently returned from the Eastern Caribbean aboard Norwegian Getaway, I can only say that, once again, we had another fine cruise aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line Vessel. Having sailed now on 17 cruises, 12 of them with Norwegian, one can only surmise our choice of favorite cruise line. We simply don't understand what all the "complainers" are talking about. From the easiness of the ... Read More

Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Elation

First, it's a shame Carnival is leaving Mobile! It is such an easy place to get around and everyone is so friendly there. Hopefully someone else will move a ship there and the city can continue to show its friendly southern hospitality. This review will be long but we want to give you all as many details as possible. PRE-CRUISE We went down two days early and stayed at the Microtel ... Read More

Sail Date: October 2011

My husband and I went on our first cruise on the Carnival Elation. As most people do on their first cruise, we learned many things about Cruising on this trip. A huge tip we could have used was to never book a cruise during hurricane season. Tropical Storm Lee started brewing in the Gulf the week before we were supposed to set sail and we did become a little worried that it might interfere ... Read More

Sail Date: September 2011

I read the reviews regarding the Carnival Elation, sailing out of Mobile and many were so much more negative than positive. I was completely ready to back out of the deal. Let me tell you - I am so glad that it is just other people's opinions and not facts!! Because we found all the negative remarks to be just simply be false!! The crew was fantastic and friendly. Our cabin steward got to know us ... Read More

Cabin Type: Interior

The Carnival Elation was a well designed and maintained ship. I decided to take a last minute cruise out of Mobile before Carnival pulls the Elation. The Alabama Cruise Terminal was very easy access, park, and check in. Great job on the facility. The only downfall was returning. They definitely could use a bigger luggage area and more customs agents. The past several cruises I've ... Read More

Sail Date: August 2011

We sailed on the Elation August 2011. First of all, I am really disappointed that Carnival is leaving Mobile. The efficiency of the port was top rate. One of the best we've ever been too. It took us about 30-45 minutes from the time we pulled in to the bay to unload our car til the time we was on board sitting down for lunch. The garage on site was a nice plus. We've never had a long wait or bad ... Read More

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My first time ever traveling on a carnival cruise. I guess this is what you expect from a cruise terminal. It was a little confusing getting into the actual terminal but once there everything was smooth sailing. Clean fast check in and out. The parking is premium parking so it's a little pricey but I'll pay the extra to insure the safety of my vehicle and belongings.

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Friendly and best port between LA and MS for cruise lovers!!! This is the easiest port to get in and out of. You can prepay for parking and the site is secure. I highly recommend Mobile Cruise Terminal. Even with us arriving @1:30, we were still able to find parking and get on the ship quickly.

Easy to access and the employees are friendly. We were able to pay for parking online at premiumparking.com for our 6 day cruise. With the ease of getting into and out of the terminal, I highly recommend it.

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This was the most smoothest running terminal i have ever been to. Staff was all very helpful and nice. Facility was clean and will kept. These people know what there doing

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We got there about thirty minutes to an hour before our time to board and there as no parking. We had to go to the over flow parking and wait for a shuttle that only ran like two at a time. Then the parking kiosk over there wasn't working. The lady attendant that was there wasn't really being good at telling people that information until it was too late. So people were paying for their parking spaces, but unable to print the receipt to show for it..

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The City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal features a two-story 66,000 square foot terminal, state of the art security and an attached 500 space parking deck with six covered pickup/drop off lanes and a pedestrian circulation tower with 4 elevators, escalator and stairwell.

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Port Mobile cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Mobile, Alabama. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Port Mobile AL is Alabama USA's only seaport. It is located on Mobile Bay (Gulf of Mexico's inlet) which is formed by Fort Morgan Peninsula (on the east) and Dauphin Island (on the west). The city covers an area of approx 413 km2 (159 mi2) and has population around 195,000 (metro around 415,000).

Among the city's most popular tourist attractions are Bellingrath Gardens and Home, antebellum home Oakleigh Mansion, Cox-Deasy Cottage Museum and Battleship USS Alabama. Fort Conde is a partial replica of an original 18th-century French fort. Fort Gaines is the battle site of the famed Battle of the Bay in August 1864. Mobile is the birthplace of the USA's Mardi Gras (aka America's Family Mardi Gras).

Wildlife fans should visit Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island. Another fresh idea is boat touring Mobile Bay's estuary, home to over 250 species of birds, 230 species of fish and wildlife, including black bears, alligators, bald eagles, osprey.

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Port Mobile is a deepwater seaport (Alabama's only one) ranked in 2010 as the USA's 12th largest cargo port by tonnage (shipping trade volume over 55,7 million tons). The port is along Mobile River - where the river empties into the bay.

The port has deep-water terminals which all have direct access to Alabama's inland and intracoastal waterways. These waterways also serve USA's Great Lakes, and the rivers Ohio and Tennessee (via Tenn-Tom / Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway with length 377 km / 234 mi).

The port and all its facilities are owned and managed by Alabama State Port Authority. All public terminals can handle various types of cargo ships (including container / boxships , bulk and breakbulk carriers, Ro-Ro ships (roll-on / roll-off). The port also has private bulk terminal operators. All container, general cargo and bulk cargo terminals have dirrect access to two US interstate railway systems plus 5 "Class I" US railroads. The CG Railway (terminal railroad) operates from the Mobile Alabama port a rail ferry service to Coatzacoalcos (Mexico).

Mobile is USA's largest seaport for handling breakbulk forest products. McDuffie Terminal is among USA's largest coal terminals. It is also the country's largest import coal terminal. Mobile AL was ranked USA's 4th largest coal export port for 2012, with the majority of the exports being shipped to Europe and South America.

In the period 2010-2015, the port invested over USD 0,5 billion in redevelopment projects, including port infrastructure improvements, land acquisitions, warehousing, constructing new rail depots and inter-modal yards, also improvements and enhancements of cargo terminals (serving oil tankers and gas carriers) and cargo shipping vessels (containerized, bulk, breakbulk). A new rail ferry terminal and a new container terminal were also built. A new steel terminal was also built to serve Calvert Alabama's stainless and carbon steel processing facility. The McDuffie Coal Terminal was expanded.

On April 20, 2017, APM Terminals announced that THE Alliance ( container shipping companies group ) launches in May 2017 the AL4 trade route between Port Mobile and ports in Northern Europe. The AL4 route is a weekly container vessel service and links the ports Mobile AL,  Southampton England ,  Antwerp Belgium ,  Bremerhaven Germany ,  Le Havre (Paris France) , Veracruz Mexico, Altamira Mexico,  Houston TX ,  NOLA New Orleans , Mobile AL. APM Terminals Mobile opened in 2008 and reported a record year in 2016 (handling 277,307 TEU-containers).

On March 20, 2020, was completed APM Terminals Mobile's quay extension. The expanded berth now can handle two boxships (max 10K-TEU capacity each) simultaneously. The container dock extension was part of a USD 450 million project aimed to increase the terminal's capacity by upgrading and expanding all the port's marine and rail intermodal terminals. By this project, in 2020 also started works on shipping channel dredging and harbor improvements.

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Port Mobile ceased cruise shipping operations in October 2011, when  Carnival Cruise Line (homeporting vessels here since 2004) relocated  Carnival Elation  and stopped using the port, mainly due to rising fuel costs. In February 2013, Carnival Triumph  was stranded at sea for 4 days. Then the port opened its cruise dock for the disabled vessel, where its nearly 4000 passengers were disembarked.

  • In late-September 2015, the city promised to put up USD 200,000 per quarter (USD 0,8 million per year) for marketing. The marketing fund was established with the city's money from parking revenue and used for marketing cruises leaving from Mobile. It was estimated that from parking fees, terminal / port fees and passenger charges, the city will have an annual profit ~USD 2 million on cruise ship operations. It was also announced that starting November 2016, Carnival Fantasy will offer a year-long 4-day and 5-day cruise schedule to Mexico leaving roundtrip from "Mobile Cruise Terminal".
  • In September-October 2016, the port invested USD 4 million in new TSA equipment (security and baggage screening machines) installed on the terminal's 2nd floor.
  • On November 10, 2015, Carnival Fantasy started its homeporting/turnaround service to Mexico. The 4-day itinerary departed Thursdays and visited Cozumel . The 5-day itineraries departed Mondays and Saturdays, visiting Cozumel and Costa Maya or  Progreso .
  • In November 2016, Carnival Corporation signed a 13-month contract (thru December 2017) with Port Mobile AL. As all 2017 cruises were booked within a month, Carnival allowed travel agents to book itineraries out of Mobile into April 2019.
  • In August 2017, Carnival signed a 1-year contract extension with the port (through December 2019). In October 2019, Carnival signed a 3-year homeporting extension (through November 2022) for Carnival Fantasy.

Since 2018, Carnival offers 7-day roundtrip departures from Mobile AL to destinations no longer limited to Caribbean Mexico. On April 25, 2017, the company officially announced that Carnival Fantasy will offer new itineraries with call ports in the Bahamas, Key West Florida , Grand Cayman Island/George Town , Costa Rica, Belize, Panama Canal . The new itineraries are longer than the ship's usual 4- and 5-night roundtrips to Mexico.

Since August 2021, Carnival Sensation is homeported in Mobile AL for Western Caribbean itineraries: 4-night (to Cozumel) and 5-night (Cozumel and Progreso). (For the first time ever) the boat docked in Mobile (at Alabama Cruise Terminal) on May 14, 2021.

Mobile cruise terminal

Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal is a 66,000 ft2 (6,130 m2) sized cruise ship facility with top-notch security, dedicated cruise parking area and covered lanes serving passenger pickup / drop off vehicles. The cruise ship terminal building is located in downtown Mobile City, in close proximity to hotels and restaurants.

The passenger terminal is just 0,5 mi (800 m) from Interstate 10 (USA's 4th longest highway) and just 6 mi (10 km) from the junction of Interstate 65 and Interstate 10.

Free shuttle bus service is offered between the cruise terminal and offsite parking lots at Mobile Civic Center.

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The cruise terminal's parking allows pre-pay online payments (have a picture of the car's license plate). On-site payments can be done at kiosks located in the lift lobbies on each of the terminal's floors, and also at the offsite parking lots (at Mobile Civic Center). Know that these kiosks don't accept in cash bills larger than USD 50.

The cruise port's Premium Parking app also allows online payments. The parking services are also assisted via 24 hour phone line (1-844 236-2011).

Parking rates vary by parking period and vehicle size (car, minivan, truck, SUV, motorcycle). Height restricted vehicles are directed to an offsite parking lot (at Mobile Civic Center). All oversized vehicles are also directed to an offsite parking lot (at Mobile Civic Center).

  • Rates for regular sized vehicles are USD 72 (4-day parking), USD 90 (5-day parking) and USD 126 (7-day parking).
  • Rates for oversized vehicles (RVs / Campers) are USD 144 (4-day parking), USD 180 (5-day parking) and USD 252 (7-day parking).
  • Rates for busses are USD 216 (4-day parking), USD 270 (5-day parking) and USD 378 (7-day parking).

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Mobile has been charming visitors since 1702, and today is a colorful, fun-loving city. It’s one of the oldest port cities in America, and just blocks from the Mobile Cruise Terminal is a vibrant, walkable downtown district undergoing a serious renaissance. Check out the restaurants, bars, breweries, cafés, galleries and shops — most locally owned — and meet the folks who run these businesses for a warm, Southern-hospitality welcome.

  • The Mobile/Tensaw Delta is just minutes from the cruise terminal and offers kayak, canoe and sightseeing tours before you set sail on Carnival Fantasy.
  • Enjoy traditional and contemporary takes on the fresh seafood and coastal cuisine that’s been spicing up Mobile’s restaurant scene.

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Getting to the Mobile Cruise Port Without a Car (Port Transportation)

When it comes to cruise ports, Mobile is definitely a driver’s destination. Drawing from cities ranging from Atlanta to Birmingham to Jackson, there are millions of people living within a short drive of the port. Add to this that the nearest city with a major airport is New Orleans… which already has its own cruise port.

Still, if you are in the area and looking to talk alternative transportation then you should pat yourself on the back. Not only is having someone else take care of the driving less stress on your part, but it’s also considerably cheaper than parking.

Parking at the port runs $18 per day. So only a five-day cruise, you save nearly $100 from finding alternate means to the port.

With that in mind, here is a roundup of options in getting to the Mobile cruise terminal without driving your own car.

In our opinion, Uber and Lyft offers one of the easiest ways to get around any city and to the port, not just in Mobile. After all, there’s a good reason that the rideshare services have seemingly spread everywhere in just a few short years.

Uber and Lyft operate everywhere in the region. Rides are very affordable, especially for families (up to four people can ride for the rates listed below).

If you’ve never used these services, they are pretty simple. You download the app to your phone and request a ride. A car should arrive within just a few minutes. The entire transaction is handled on your credit card through the app — no money changes hands with the driver.

We’ve rounded up the estimated fares for Uber to get to the Alabama Cruise Terminal. (Note that the taxi fares include a customary 15% tip. Uber doesn’t use tipping.)

There are several taxi companies in the area that can get you around town. Cabs can be hailed from the airport, or you can call to have them pick you up at other locations.

Expect cabs to cost a little more than Uber. If you are in the city limits of Mobile, then the extra cost likely won’t be a huge deal. However, you could have trouble finding a taxi willing to come pick you up if you are outside of Mobile. Charges for cabs are $2.50 charge for each pickup/drop-off plus $2.04 per mile and $18.00 per hour for waiting.  Expect a cab to cost around $35 to take you from the Mobile airport to the cruise terminal.

You can contact the cab companies directly for more details.

Yellow Cab of Mobile: http://www.yellowcabofmobile.com/ A-1 Transportation and Taxi: http://taximobileal.com/ Allied Taxicabs: http://www.alliedtaxicabs.com/

Private Cars

If you are traveling with a larger group or want to ride to your cruise in style, then your best bet is likely to look for an independent shuttle van or private car service. These providers can offer private service to the port, usually for less per person than a taxi or other service, assuming you have a larger group (more than 6 passengers). They can also give you a ride in an upscale car or even a limousine.

We’ve rounded up a sample list of area companies to give you a good start to go from. (Note that while they have “limo” in their name, they also offer other cars/shuttle vans.)

The prices quoted by these companies can vary widely depending on what sort of service you need and exactly where you are coming from. However, as a general rule expect it to be a better value the larger a group you need to transport. Be sure to shop around before selecting a service as it can save you considerable money.

One other thing to keep in mind is that the prices you are quoted won’t include gratuity, which can add on another 15-20% to your fare.

Southern Comfort Limousine: http://www.southerncomfortlimo.com/ Global Limos: http://www.globallimos.com

Cruise Line Transfers

At this time Carnival does not offer any shuttle service in Mobile like it does in other port cities.

Hotel Transportation

Several hotels in the Mobile area cater to cruise passengers. These hotels will provide transportation to and from the cruise port if you book a night with them. For more details, visit our page on Mobile cruise hotels .

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The Port of Mobile, AL, is located about 13 miles from Mobile Airport and only 0.6 miles from downtown Mobile. Only one of the major cruise lines offers cruises from this port, and that’s Carnival Cruise Line. To easily reach the cruise terminal, see the  driving directions to the Port of Mobile , which is placed at 201 S Water Street.

If you’re starting your cruise vacation at the Port of Mobile Alabama, Parking Access can help you find a cheap cruise parking spot in the area. Our car parking guide provides important on-site cruise terminal parking information and off-site parking facilities with free shuttle service to/from the terminal. 

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The port offers an easy and convenient way to park your vehicle on-site. This is an ideal option since not many public parking lots are available nearby. The Port of Mobile has two parking areas – the main parking garage right next to the terminal and the overflow parking lot nearby.

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Since the garage parking is so close to the terminal, cruise passengers can quickly depart and start their journey. This is very suitable for disabled passengers as well since they can easily reach the terminal without using a free shuttle service. Therefore, accessible parking is available on-site, too. 

When the garage is full, passengers are directed to the parking lot at the Mobile Civic Center. Free shuttle bus service frequently runs to and from this lot. Standard parking rates apply.

Daily parking prices at the Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal start at $19. 

Off-Site Parking

Due to the port’s location, you cannot find many off-site parking lots in the area. However, you have a couple of Mobile Alabama Cruise parking alternatives—Premium Parking Mobile and hotel cruise parking.

Premium Parking Lot is located around 0.7 miles from the port, and it offers a safe parking area for your vehicles. The 4-day premium parking rate is $72, and the 5-day parking costs $90. It is a bit cheaper than the on-site garage, but the difference is insignificant when it comes to short-term parking. If you wish to make a reservation, the garage parking facility allows you to pre-pay your cruise ship parking.

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Since the main public parking garage is so close to the Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal, you will be able to quickly reach it on foot. If your vehicle is in the overflow parking facility, one of the complimentary cruise shuttle buses will take you to the car park. Finally, if you reserved Park Snooze & Cruise packages, you have to call and arrange a shuttle with your hotel. Do it in advance, while making a reservation or before your cruise ship embarkation.

Park Snooze and Cruise Deals—Mobile Hotels

As we have mentioned before, hotel parking is your only alternative to the official Mobile AL Cruise Port parking structures. Park Snooze & Cruise deals are a great option for anyone who plans on coming to the town the day before their trip and booking a hotel room. This package allows you to get a good night’s rest and start your vacation stress-free knowing that your car is in a secure parking space.

Check out our list below to discover the best Park and Cruise Mobile hotels with free parking packages:

In addition to the best Alabama Mobile Cruise Terminal parking, Parking Access offers discounted parking spaces at all the top airports and ports. Check out our website for your next trip to find a low-cost space in a flash. Happy cruising!

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Mobile Cruise Port Transportation

Last updated on February 2nd, 2024 at 03:55 pm

From Mobile Regional Airport to the cruise port or hotels, taxis, ride-sharing services, and private shuttles are readily available. Some hotels offer transportation services for their guests, while others can be accessed by arranging a pick-up or using local transportation options.

Because of Mobile's proximity  to many cities and towns, the city really caters to cruise passengers that drive. There are not a lot of alternative cruise transportation options such as shuttles to get cruise passengers from the airport to the cruise terminal.

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When are Mobile County seniors graduating? Here’s everything you need to know

M any schools in Mobile County are gearing up for their annual graduation celebrations. Here’s the info you need to know about each graduation ceremony coming up over the next few weeks, including the time, date and location.

Please note that most graduation ceremonies require invitations or tickets. If a school provided us with that information and livestream info, it will be included in this list. A few schools held their ceremonies Friday night. And some schools did not have information publicly available or respond to AL.com with info about their ceremonies, so they are not listed.

Public schools

Alabama School of Math and Science

Date: Saturday, May 18

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal

Alma Bryant High School

Date: Tuesday, May 14

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: USA Mitchell Center

Ticket required for in-person event

Livestream available via Facebook, YouTube, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom and Roku

Baker High School

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 9 a.m.

CF Vigor High School

Date: Monday, May 13

Chickasaw City High School

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: John Dotson Park

John L. Leflore Magnet School

Date: Thursday, May 16

Lillie B. Williamson High School

Mary G. Montgomery High School

Mattie T. Blount High School

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Murphy High School

Saraland High School

Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Spartan Stadium

Satsuma High School

Location: Satsuma High School Stadium

WP Davidson High School

Private schools

Cottage Hill Christian Academy

Date: Friday, May 17

Location: Worship Center at Cottage Hill

Faith Academy

Location: Cottage Hill Baptist Church

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School

Mobile Christian School

St. Luke’s Episcopal School

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal School

UMS-Wright Preparatory School

Location: Ervin S. Cooper Stadium at UMS

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