On Saturday evening Carnival Cruise Lines was advised that a vessel sunk in the Mississippi River, which made a hazard for vessels transiting in and out of New Orleans. The sunken tug created an issue for the returning Carnival Conquest, due back into New Orleans on Sunday.
Since transit to New Orleans from the mouth of the Mississippi River can take up to nine-hours, Carnival made the quick call to send the inbound ship to Mobile, Alabama.
The next voyage is being shortened from a seven-day cruise to a six-day voyage which will depart Mobile on Monday and call at Freeport and Nassau, The Bahamas. Guests sailing on the shortened voyage will receive a one-day pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and have the option of canceling and receiving a full refund if they do not wish to proceed with the voyage.
Embarkation will still be held in New Orleans and passengers will be bussed to Mobile for departure.
Carnival is encouraging guests scheduled for the new cruise departing Monday to sign up for text alerts by texting CCL1 to CRUISE (278473) to receive updates.
Carnival Conquest is expected in Mobile, Alabama on Sunday afternoon.
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