MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) —
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson signed a contract with Carnival Fantasy Monday, November 26 extended the contract another year. This extension will expire in November of 2019.
Mayor Sandy Stimpson said Sunday he’ll be making an announcement on Monday, November 26 about the future of Carnival Fantasy. The announcement comes days before the agreement ends with Carnival Cruise Line.
In July of 2017, Mayor Stimpson made an agreement with Carnival Cruise Line that extended the Carnival Fantasy’s stay in Mobile through December 2018. Carnival agreed to exercise the first extension which was part of the original agreement Mayor Stimpson negotiated in 2015.
“We worked hard to recruit the cruise industry back to our city, and we’ve worked even harder to ensure its future. Carnival’s presence has played a major role in our pursuit to establish Mobile as a major tourist destination.” Stimpson said Sunday.