Celebrity Mercury cruise ship drops anchor, 1,852 tourists

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If the street of downtown Charleston seem to be extra crowded today, it is most likely due to the fact that the cruise ship Celebrity Mercury has come to town with 1,852 passengers in tow.

Read more stories on this subject in our passenger cruise terminal topic page.Think of today as a test run for things to come as the State Ports Authority kicks downtown Charleston's cruise passenger terminal overhaul into high gear in anticipation for Carnival Cruise Line to base its 2,056-passenger ship in the Holy City.

Jump over to The State for the wire release.

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