New Orleans bound cruise ship rerouted for Tropical Storm Barry

Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 1:51 pm

Carnival Cruise Line has rerouted a cruise ship bound for New Orleans because of Tropical Storm Barry.

The 3,700-passenger Carnival Valor was sent to Mobile, Alabama, in the interest of safety, according to the Miami-based company. 

Coastal Louisiana is under a hurricane watch and water levels are high on the Mississippi River.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson tweeted a welcome to Valor passengers and a photo of the ship docked in Mobile on Thursday.

Carnival says arriving passengers will be taken from Mobile to New Orleans on complimentary buses.

The ship was supposed to depart Thursday from New Orleans on its next four-day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. Instead, passengers will be taken to Mobile by bus from New Orleans.

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