The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Nation & World

July 7, 2013

Mississippi River closed during search for sunken tug

(Continued)

Carnival Cruise Lines diverted its ship the Conquest from New Orleans to Mobile on Sunday afternoon and passengers were to be driven to New Orleans.

The Conquest's next trip to the Bahamas has been shortened to a six-day voyage, scheduled to depart Mobile tonight, Carnival said in a news release. Guests scheduled to sail on the shortened trip are being offered a one-day pro-rated refund, or a full refund if they decide to cancel their trip.

The company was making contingency plans in case another ship, the Elation, was unable to reach New Orleans on Sunday night because of the river closure, Carnival spokeswoman Joyce Oliva said in an email.

 

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