The Forgotten City – Mobile

I recently read a report on the internet discrediting the rumors recently that Mobile, Alabama has reached an agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line to base a ship at their port, and I thought to myself…why would I cruise out of Mobile? Honestly, what would make you want to cruise out of there? It’s  not Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or New York. It doesn’t have a great tourism feeling to it, its Mobile. Recently Carnival and NCL both left the port with their ships, and I say it was the right move. I guess they weren’t making enough money, and weren’t filling the ships enough that they decided to pull the ropes aboard, turn on the auto pilot, and set their course for other ports. I just don’t see a benefit to cruising out of Mobile, because the ships they did have their were small, and didn’t have the best itineraries ever. It just sounds like a boring city to say in the night before and then board your ship. I want a fun, warm, vibrant city to cruise out of, like Miami! Mobile is just to industrialist and boring. I apologize to all Mobile residents for trashing your city, but I have a similar situation here in Cleveland, no one wants to come here either. I gotta say I do admire your city for at least looking for a ship to call your city home, unlike a ungrateful Charleston to your east. Charleston won’t appreciate what they have until she home ports in Mobile!

Have a great day everyone!




Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.