With last week's news that the Carnival Cruise company had signed a deal to park (or is it dock?) their ships at a new cruise terminal in Red Hook just settling in, Gothamist was struck by news about a NYC bound cruise ship that was forced to dock in South Carolina because a 70 foot wave hit it. The ship had done the Orlando-Miami-Bahamas trip, but bad weather damaged its hull on the way back to NYC. Also freaky: The Coast Guard says "All the passengers had donned personal flotation devices as a precaution."
The City hopes that creating the Brooklyn cruise terminal will help relieve the crowding at Manhattan terminal; there are $150 million plans to renovate the current NY Passenger Ship Terminal.