The Mobile City Council will soon vote on a new terminal and berthing agreement with Carnival Cruise Line.

The 5-year contract gives the city $8 for every passenger, with a 3% yearly increase. In the past, Carnival only made a one-year agreement with the city.

Carnival Spirit will offer five-night to eight-night cruises to multiple destinations, including Belize, Cozumel, Bahamas, Jamaica and more. There will also be a 12-day Carnival Journeys Cruise that will depart from Mobile on January 18.

Carnival Spirit has a guest capacity of 2,124 with a crew of 930. The 963-foot ship offers a mini-golf course, a Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, pools and waterslides.

The ship will dock in Mobile on October 6. Carnival has already opened bookings for cruises, with current pricing starting at $499 per person.

Depending on demand in Mobile, more cruises could be added in the future.

The council will vote on the agreement on September 12.

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