Port of Charleston, Charleston

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The Port of Charleston is a seaport located in South Carolina in the Southeastern United States. The port's facilities span three municipalities — Charleston, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant — with five public terminals owned and operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority (SPCA). These facilities handle containers; motor vehicles; and other rolling stock, non-containerized goods and project cargo, as well as Charleston's cruise ship operation. Additional facilities in the port are privately owned and operated, handling bulk commodities like petroleum, coal and steel.
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  • We were taken by Taxi and I guess they had just made some changes, so it was a bit confusing for the Taxi drivers in finding the right place to drop us off. They even dropped us off, and picked us bac...  more »
  • This was my first Carnival cruise and possibly my last. With that said, this was my 3rd cruise. The first 2 were on Princess and Cunard respectively. If you know anything about cruises then you know t...  more »
  • Let me start off by saying that we have been on many cruises and a variety of different cruise lines so I believe it is fair to say that this cruise was AWFUL! Overall - this cruise was horrible. From...  more »
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  • A place that takes millions of dollars whenever they have to sail on a cruise I am surprised by the lack of Maintenance of the port. I understand it is by a beach, however it is rusted all over and the ground is cracked and dirty This is not a review of the cruise but they can make this area much more appealing and welcoming. The US petrol and the people that work there are amazing and friendly. The directions given by the workers there are spot on otherwise there is none. This city is historic and beautiful... To get to the port it's small roads and many traffic lights. If you are leaving on a cruise, the surround area can get busy and crowded with cars because of the narrow roads that lead you to the port.
  • Love this port. Easy drive from Charlotte. Shuttle to the the terminal is nice. Perfect way to take a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy.
  • Fantastic experience with the personnel at the Port! Everyone was friendly and helpful and made our experience the best ever boarding any cruise ship. Parking was a breeze and the service in the Terminal was quick and easy. Way to go Charleston and Carnival for making this the best experience.
  • It was wonderful. No problems at all. Very nice people.
  • Great place to start a cruise. Easy in and out.
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