It is amazing that we established relations with Vietnam and China yet we still play this childish game over Cuba.
Norfolk does have a nice facility. I guess it's proximity to Baltimore might be a factor? However, Baltimore can only accomodate ships under a certain height because of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. I remember the big hubbub in New Orleans when Voyager Of The Seas first deployed there, and some Entergy transmission lines over the river were too low. They had to move the lines (underwater I think).