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Mobile in Alabama is one of America’s oldest port cities and a great place to spend a few days as part of your cruise itinerary. The large ship terminal sees cruise liners come and go from all over the world. The port is ideally located in Downtown Mobile close to many restaurants and hotels.

You won’t have a problem finding accommodation near the ship terminal and won’t have far to go when disembarking/embarking your ship.

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The city has a wonderful history which is quite diverse in architecture and culture. It has French, Spanish as well as African influences that set it apart from many other places in Alabama. Mobile is an exciting destination to visit whether as part of a cruise vacation or for a couple of weeks vacation.

It’s a popular destination so it’s recommended to book accommodation well in advance of your visit. During the peak holiday season, hotels, apartments and motels can be very busy.

There’s a good selection of hotels in Downtown Mobile, not far away from the cruise port terminal. Properties provide comfortable, spacious rooms, first class facilities and a wide range of services for guests.

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Mobile Candlewood Suites Downtown
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Budget friendly property in the downtown historic district.

Mobile Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District
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Located next to the Mobile Carnival Museum, not far from the harbor.

Mobile Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Historic District
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Only a few minutes away from the Carnival Cruises passenger terminal.

Mobile Cruise Port in Alabama United States
  • Cruise Ship Terminal

    Vessels dock at the two-story 66,000 square foot Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal, which is well located close to many downtown lodging, dining, shops and tourist attractions. The I-10 is only half a mile away, and the I-65 and I-10 junction is 6 miles away from the harbor. The main operator from the port is Carnival Cruises (Carnival Fantasy), offering cruises to various destinations in Mexico such as Cozumel.

    There is a large parking garage attached to the terminal, and an off-site parking area at the civic center a few blocks away.

    Address: 201 S Water St, Mobile, AL 36602, United States

  • Visit the city for a few days

    Whether visiting Mobile in Alabama for a few days or longer, there are plenty of attractions and activities.

    Spend a few hours in the Gulf Quest National Maritime Museum, one of the newest museums in the country. Don’t miss out on seeing the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park with its impressive collection of aircraft and military equipment from the Vietnam/Korean and Cold War eras.

    Apart from the eagerly awaited arrival of the Carnival cruise ship, Mobile is also home to one of the oldest Mardi Gras celebrations in the US, together with New Orleans in Louisiana. It’s a wonderful occasion where onlookers can watch the lively, colorful parades in the city.

    The Mardi Gras takes place just before Ash Wednesday, tick it off on your calendar and arrange suitable hotel accommodation.

  • Carnival Cruises departs from Mobile AL

    Every year Mobile’s tourist industry attracts thousands of visitors when ships, mainly from Carnival Cruises arrive in port.

    Cruise ship enthusiasts flock to the harbor terminal to see awesome vessels in all its glory.

    The demand for tickets on the recently refurbished Carnival Fantasy, which is set to depart from Mobile, has exceeded all expectations. She is due to set sail for the Caribbean taking in Costa Maya, Cozumel and Progreso in Mexico.

    Some of the world’s famous cruise liners also dock at the port terminal usually for one or two days so passengers can explore the city. This gives passengers the opportunity to stroll along Mobile Bay and enjoy the beaches which are only a short drive away.

    As you would expect, accommodation near Mobile, Alabama cruise terminal will be at its premium during this major event. Hotels are sure to be quickly snapped up when the Carnival arrives in port so make a reservation sooner rather than later.

    Other Gulf of Mexico ports include the seaport of Tampa in Florida and the port of Galveston in Texas.

  • Nearest Airport

    Mobile Regional Airport is the primary airport serving the city, located near Pascagoula, Mississippi. approx. 13 miles from the cruise passenger terminal.

    The main airlines operating from the airport are United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

    Both short and long term parking is available at MOB. You can easily get to/from your hotel by either shuttle or cab.

    Mobile Regional Airport

    8400 Airport Blvd.

    Mobile, AL 36608

    Airport Code: MOB

  • Some Interesting Facts

    The city is the county seat of Mobile County, located along the shores of Mobile Bay in the southwestern corner of the state, and is often referred to as the city of six flags.

    Mobile AL is home to the original Mardi Gras, instituted in 1703.

    The port is one of the twelve biggest ports in the United States.

    Location: 30 miles from the Mississippi border (which is to the west) and 40 miles from the Florida border (which is to the east).

    Currency: United States Dollar (USD).

    Mobile, Alabama is in the Central Time Zone

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