Image by Flickr user Mr. T in DC Image by 20090418-cruise.jpg These ships bring millions of dollars into town, but the Charleston's mainstay, the Norwegian Majesty, announced its permanent departure last year.
The State Ports Authority is revisiting 13-year-old plans to improve it's old and outdated cruise terminal.
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Not only does the facility not make a good first impression but it's not meeting security regulations.
The Post and Courier has the story, go take a read.
Cruise ships and their tourists are a small fraction of Charleston's tourist economy -- but as you'd expect, they're an important fraction as they're usually first-time visitors.
And it's those first-timers that are more likely to visit the Yorktown, Fort Sumter, and take carriage rides.