Carnival Sensation arrives in Mobile for crew vaccination

May 14, 2021

The cruise ship Carnival Sensation arrived today in Mobile, Alabama for crew vaccinations. The ship docked into port in order for 110 crew members, currently on board, to get their first doses of the vaccine against COVID-19. Staff members from USA Health will board the vessel to vaccinate the ship’s crew who will then return in three weeks to receive their second doses.

"I'm sure I speak for everyone on board when I say It was quite emotional seeing all the people who came out to welcome us today. Mobile certainly misses cruising -- and we miss our guests, too!" Carnival Sensation Captain Giuseppe Strano said. "It's great to see how excited our guests are for the return of cruising. We can't wait to start sailing again."

The crew also enjoyed a special treat – gumbo from Mobile’s legendary seafood restaurant, Wintzell’s Oyster House, delivered to the ship.

“We appreciate the support of Mobile officials in our efforts to vaccinate Carnival Sensation crew members.  We value the partnership of the port and city of Mobile and look forward to resuming sailing from the Alabama Cruise Terminal as soon as we can,” commented Carnival President Christine Duffy.

Once cruises resume, Carnival Sensation will be based in Mobile offering voyages to the western Caribbean.