Alabama's Press-Register reports that the port of Mobile is already preparing for Carnival Fantasy, although the cruise line has not yet announced the change (a spokesman says they expect to issue an update this morning).
Should Carnival Fantasy be rerouted to Mobile, many passengers currently onboard would still need to make their way to New Orleans for flights or to pick up their cars -- and those expecting to board the ship Saturday will conversely have to head to Mobile. We'll keep you posted on the logistics.
The oil spill has also stranded more than 60 other vessels (mostly barges), according to the New York Times, after it occurred Wednesday when a fuel-laden barge collided with a heavy tanker.
--by Melissa Baldwin, Managing Editor