Although Carnival Cruise Lines has offered cruises out of Charleston for a few years, this May, they will begin to offer cruises from Charleston year-round. And the Celebrity Mercury began trips last month This is a plus for tourists, who can reach Key West and the Bahamas from Charleston instead of making the trek to the ports of Miami and Tampa. With locals worried about the extra cars on the road, State Ports Authority officials have reworked traffic and parking patterns. Hopefully, the only thing left to complain about is all the tourist cash and the occasional stomach bug.
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