It looks like another port is moving to protect its main business - parking. The Port of Galveston has filed a whopping 261% increase in what they are charging private parking lot operators to be able to bring their vans to the cruise terminal to pick up and drop off customers. The off-port operators are currently charging less for parking than the port is charging for their parking adjacent to the cruise terminals. But the parking lot operators aren't taking it lying down.
* The Italian Connection
Costa today inked an agreement with Trenitalia for a Rail/Cruise program that will provide a somewhat seamless connection from a passenger’s home rail station (in Italy) to the port city, a transfer to the port and the cruise for him and his luggage.
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