A cruise port is a port that receives calls from cruise ships. In many places, it has specifically been constructed for receiving those calls. Often, however, a predominantly industrial harbor is changed to accommodate various sizes of cruise liners and the leisure needs of passengers. These ports can range from landing piers to cruise terminals of various sizes. Cruise ports are located on rivers, lakes, and seas. Many port authorities around the world have become heavily dependent on income derived from servicing cruise ships.

Cruise tourism and the cruise industry have been on an exceptional rise since 2002. According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), in the United States alone in 2012, spending of the cruise lines and their crew and passengers was responsible ...

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