It’s a big day for the Port of Charleston Tuesday as it becomes a home port for the first time. Marking a new era for the Port of Charleston, Carnival Cruise Lines sails in its “Fantasy” ship to the port to begin a year long home port designation. The ship will port out of Charleston at least once a week for the next year, meaning about 2,000 people boarding every few days.
The State Ports Authority developed a strategic plan for local traffic to make for a smoother process in and out of the city. During the embarkation process, some roads will be closed, but reopened after the ship sets sail.
The “Carnival Fantasy” marks the first ship to call Charleston home, it will make 67 port calls by the end of the year.