Conquest has left Mobile

Conquest has left Mobile

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 A grand sight while it lasted, the largest cruise ship ever to dock at The Alabama Cruise Terminal. 
  The Conquest looked right at home in Mobile.  The homeport for this 953 foot long ship is New Orleans, but, the carnival cruise ship Conquest with her 13 decks, sat in the port city for 29 hours.

 She cruised into Mobile for an emergency docking Sunday after a tugboat sank in New Orleans forcing The Mississippi River Ship Channel to close.  Passengers dis-embarked in Mobile and rode charter  buses back to New Orleans.  One bus with 70 passengers, broke down on interstate 10 in hot, rainy conditions.

Monday, brought new challenges as thousands more passengers traveled 2 and a half hours from New Orleans to board the ship to set sail on a new voyage.

A bus carrying luggage arrived late, delaying the ship's departure by two hours, but by 6:15 p.m. you could see her making her way into the bay.  She left Mobile on smooth waters, with the sun shining brightly.  Later...the sun would start to set with it's rays reflecting on the water.  The carnival cruise ship continued on to it's next conquest, The Bahamas.
 

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