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Mobile Mayor Talking To 3 Cruise Lines

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MOBILE, Alabama -

Carnival's relationship with the City of Mobile continues to grow according to Mayor Sandy Stimpson who just wrapped up a trip to Miami. While in Florida he met with cruise executives, hoping to lure another ship to the Port City.

"So, what's the promise for the future? There is no short-term good news to say that there will be a cruise ship coming back in the next year or 18 months, at least we weren't led to believe there was," said Mayor Stimpson.

While there may not be a ship moving to Mobile in the near future, it's not completely out of the question to see a ship docked at the vacant terminal sooner than later.

Mayor Stimpson says we could see a couple of test cruises coming to the Port City over the next few months.

"Mobile is very much in their mind as an opportunity and a place to relocate another ship at some point, but the economics need to be in place to do that," he says.

Stimpsons says the State of Alabama and the City of Mobile are in much better shape now than when Carnival was here a few years ago.

Royal Carribean, Norwegian and Carnival are all keeping that line of communication open with Mayor Stimpson, so nothing can be ruled out just yet.

"It will take some reanalyzing of the situation in Mobile before I think they're willing to make that move. I think that we have two possibilities, but then again it's not going to happen immediately," said Stimpson.

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