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TO READERS:

Carnival To End

Mobile Cruising

Citing pricing issues and rising fuel costs, Carnival Cruise Lines has announced it will cease year-round cruises on Carnival Elation from Mobile, AL after Oct. 22.

Local officials expressed total surprise at the decision. Not only will the destination lose tourism dollars spent by cruisers, the port will come up short with revenues needed to pay down debt on the cruise terminal.

No other lines provide year-round service at Mobile. Read more about the decision here.

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Carnival Pulls the Plug on Mobile, AL

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced it will no longer sail from Mobile, AL, effective in late October 2011. Why are they leaving and what's the deal for those who want to sail from the port. Read on for more details.
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CRUISING ASHORE: Exploring Mobile, AL (Part 2)

In this second part of our Mobile Bay destination coverage, we examine the region's eco-fun, including the new Five Rivers Delta Center, airboat rides and gator ganders, the Estuarium and Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island. We outline what's to see at Fort Gaines, area golf resources, accommodations upgrades and air options. Join Editor Susan J. Young for a Mobile Bay tour.
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CRUISING ASHORE: Exploring Mobile, AL (Part 1)
The Spanish first explored Mobile Bay in the 1500s. Later, the area served as the vibrant capital of French Louisiana. Even the British occupied the city for a time. Today, Mobile, AL, and its environs -- collectively called Mobile Bay -- attract more modern explorers in search of history, culture, eco-fun, golf and Carnival! In our first-ever, two-part series on an individual destination, Editor Susan J. Young showcases Mobile Bay.
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