An old debate over cruise ships churns as a new ship calls Charleston Harbor home

As a new, larger cruise ship begins docking in Charleston next week, the city’s ongoing relationship with the cruise industry remains on choppy waters. While several state agencies and nonprofits are tied up in legal wrangling over permits and other issues, vendors on Market Street say more cruise ships porting near their stations are only impacting traffic, not necessarily contributing to more cash in their pockets. (