Mobile, too. To be fair, they’re Australians and probably drunk.
From the Don’t Refuse a Compliment, Even If It’s Misplaced, Department: The Australian talks up cruising on the Mississippi River. One spot not to miss: The Magic City. “Down the Lower Mississippi the Queens take travellers … from Birmingham, Alabama, home of the civil rights marches, to Mobile, and Memphis … in a variety of cruises.” We knew a quake on the New Madrid Fault could change the course of the Mighty Mississippi, but this cruise line might be getting ahead of itself.
For Yankees and other various foreigners, Birmingham is about 200 miles from the Mississippi, and not, in fact, on any river at all. The closest rivers, the Black Warrior and the Cahaba, flow into the Tombigbee and the Alabama, which flow into the Gulf.