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HOME PORT. The port where the owner of a ship resides; this is a relative term.

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Following these departures from New York, Charleston and Norfolk, Carnival Sunshine will return to its current homeport of Port Canaveral, Fla.
On the West Coast, the fleet accepted some reduced operational availability associated with homeport dispersal.
There are rumors out there that when Frank Cable is back in homeport they become a tropical vacation spot with little to keep them busy.
NCL Ship Is First to Homeport in New Orleans Since Hurricane Katrina
In total, Carnival will operate more than 1,300 cruises aboard 20 "Fun Ships" departing from 18 different North American homeports -- the most in cruising -- during 2005.
Princess also added Galveston to its roster of homeports, offering cruises from Galveston to the Western Caribbean on its 109,000-ton Grand Princess.
The addition of New York completes Holland America Line's Caribbean homeports in 2006 with Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Norfolk, and, now, New York.
SEATTLE, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line today announced that its 2005 deployment schedule includes more than a dozen extended voyages (12 days and longer) that will allow guests to visit exotic international locales including the Amazon, Australia, Asia, the Baltics and Africa from North American homeports.
Princess will add to its roster of homeports when it begins offering first-time cruises from Galveston to the Western Caribbean starting in fall 2004.
This year alone, Carnival will operate 39 different short "Fun Ship" itineraries from 13 different homeports -- the most in the cruise industry.
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 14 "Fun Ships" operating voyages from three to 17 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, New England and the Canadian Maritimes from homeports throughout North America.
MOBILE BAY, an Aegis guided missile cruiser equipped with vertical launch missile systems, is changing homeports from Yokosuka, Japan, to San Diego, California.