MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A Carnival cruise ship was arriving in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday so crew members can be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Carnival Sensation will dock at the Mobile Cruise Terminal, where staff members from USA Health will go on board to provide first doses for 110 crew members, the city said in a statement. The ship will return in three weeks for second doses.
U.S. ports are closed to cruise lines because of the global pandemic, but Mayor Sandy Stimpson said such vaccinations are a major step toward getting the industry back in business.
Sensation will be based in Mobile offering trips to the western Caribbean once cruises resume, but it’s unclear when that will happen.