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

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Three of them -- the destroyers Kurama and Kirisame and the supply ship Hamana -- are scheduled to return to their home port of Sasebo in mid-March.
This is the first time Royal Caribbean International will have three home ports in Florida on a year-round basis," said Jack Williams, president of Royal Caribbean International.
Selecting Vancouver as the location for this distinctive maritime ceremony is our way of paying tribute to one of our most popular, long-time summer home ports.
With 48 sailings to choose from and more than double the line's previous Inside Passage capacity, the program continues to offer the convenience of easily accessible home ports.
And, Holland America Line will sail from 14 North American home ports.