Limits, standards, and regulation on cruise industry operations are not unusual. Plenty of other port cities have implemented standards through various mechanisms. It obviously CAN be done!
- - Some ports have regulations in place at the state level.
- - Some have regulations at the city level.
- - Other ports have implemented voluntary policies, with various ways of encouraging the cruise industry to verify compliance.
- - Other port cities and states have recognized that the cruise industry without balance is a detriment, and have managed to collaborate with port officials, cruise officials, and others to protect the interests of all community and business interests.
See our “Implemented Standards” tab for a list of what other locations have put in place.