Cruise Ship Embarkation Ports

Profiles of cruise ship embarkation ports located around the world including terminal and parking information, and a preview of what to do around the area.

Tropical Weather

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Eastern Pacific

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Getting around Mobile

Bicycle Tours

offers a new and fun way for visitors to see Mobile Bay. Two Wheel Tours currently offers four distinct bike tour itineraries to select from including rides on the scenic Causeway or through downtown Mobile and the Oakleigh Historic Garden District. Suitable for novice riders. A $25 fee per tour guest includes bike, helmet and bottled water. Tours are offered on weeknights and weekends. Two Wheel Tours

The Mobile Bay Ferry

Transports both vehicles and passengers to Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores. 

Mobile Bay's moda! electric trolleys

Free downtown transportation. Trolleys run every 10 minutes on a convenient three-mile route. Just look for the green umbrellas at every stop.

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Port of Mobile, AL

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Founded in 1702.  Mobile is rich in history, culture, and tradition. The Mobile Bay area has always prospered because of its strategic location. A deep bay and harbor area offered a perfect shipping port. The barrier islands of Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island were ideal for military strategists. There they built strong forts to assure that only welcome guests ventured into the bay. Today these historic forts offer visitors a glimpse into the past. Mobile is known as the city of six flags having flown under the French, Spanish, British, Republic of Alabama, Confederacy, and the USA flags. The correct pronunciation of the city is mobeel, given the soft emphasis on the second syllable by its French founders.

Terminal Information

Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal

201 South Water Street Mobile, AL 36602

Mobile's port was built as a base port for the Carnival Holiday which left the city in fall of 2009. The port is currently home to the Carnival Elation.

Terminal Features

Features include six drive through lanes for arriving passengers, a four level pedestrian tower providing three elevators, three stairwells and an escalator.  Handicap parking available with proof of valid permit.  Covered garage adjacent to the terminal. On-site parking as well as off site locations is offered; a shuttle is available to take passengers back to the terminal.

Full payment due upon entering the parking garage. Accepted forms of payment: U.S Dollars; Major Credit Cards. No advance reservations required.

In early 2011, Carnival announced that despite fully booked cruises, the company will cease operations from the Port of Mobile in October 2011.

Things to do

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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Tour two National Historic Landmarks, Battleship USS Alabama and Submarine USS Drum, and see over 20 rare historic aircraft. Website

The Museum of Mobile

Discover 300 years of Mobile history. Located in the Southern Market, a National Historic Landmark building. Website

Greyhound Racing at Mobile Greyhound Track

Live Greyhound racing nightly. Exit 13 I-10 W. Theodore Dawes Rd, Theodore, AL.   Website

For a complete list of attractions, visit the Mobile Visitors Center.

Events

Bayfest Music Festival

The annual October event offers continuous music for every taste, including country, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, R&B, rap, gospel, modern rock and more. The event also includes a family activity area that has garnered rave reviews.  Website

 

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