It looks like federal officials have now given up on the idea of housing hurricane evacuees on Carnival's Sensation and Ecstasy -- largely because folks who had just resettled in Houston had no interest in moving again.
According to media reports, the ships will be sent to New Orleans where the Federal Emergency Management Authority says they will be used to house relief workers and displaced residents.
Carnival's Holiday is slated to return to Mobile today.
Carnival Ships Heading to New Orleans?
September 8, 2005