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Old 06-28-2013, 02:09 PM
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I don't know about Mobile, yet one of the reasons given for withdrawing from Norfolk and Boston was the environmental provisions that will go into effect in 2015. (It's called the 2015 North America Emission Control Area, or ECA.) I attended a seminar on this topic, yet I'm still far from an expert. It has something to do with the sulfur emissions within a certain distance from the mainland, and as cruises from here (Boston, especially) hug the mainland, that creates a costly situation for the cruise lines.
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