Carnival ship diverted http://apr.org en Carnival Cruise Ship Departs Ala. Monday Afternoon http://apr.org/post/carnival-cruise-ship-departs-ala-monday-afternoon <p>The Carnival Conquest cruise ship is due to depart Mobile about 4 p.m. Monday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Carnival diverted the ship from New Orleans to Mobile on Sunday because the Mississippi River was closed to ship traffic due to a tugboat sinking.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The ship had been scheduled to unload Sunday in New Orleans and depart the same day with a new load of passengers. Instead, Carnival says it has shortened this week's cruise to six days and is busing passengers from New Orleans to Mobile for departure.<br> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:35:06 +0000 The Associated Press 33700 at http://apr.org Carnival Cruise Ship Departs Ala. Monday Afternoon Carnival Ship Diverted To Alabama Cruise Terminal http://apr.org/post/carnival-ship-diverted-alabama-cruise-terminal <p></p><p></p><p>Carnival Cruise Lines officials say a ship is being diverted from the Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Alabama Cruise Terminal after a tugboat sank on Saturday.</p><p>Officials say the ship, named The Carnival Conquest, is expected to arrive at the terminal Sunday afternoon as U.S. Coast Guard officials continue investigating the tugboat incident on the river.</p><p>It is unclear how many passengers are aboard the ship, and officials say passengers will be driven from Mobile to New Orleans.</p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 18:21:55 +0000 The Associated Press 33674 at http://apr.org Carnival Ship Diverted To Alabama Cruise Terminal