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PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 7; Id. 39, 4, 15.

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Cruise vessels could easily meet or exceed the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) as defined on June 6, 2005, by the United States Supreme Court Justices for cruise vessels using American ports of call (places ships visit briefly).
Following the publication of articles in the Sunday Mail, Phileleftheros and Politis, which highlighted the inclusion of Famagusta on the cruise operator's list of ports of call, the CPA intervened through the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports (MedCruise), which obliged HAL to change its itineraries.
She has a real ability to capture the atmosphere of the many ports of call made by Cadiz and her crew-from seafood at the small fishing village of Adra in Spain to the markets of Tunisia and on to the sun-lovers at St Tropez.
On top of that, cruise ships increasingly allow tourists to spend more time at ports of call, where they spend money exploring and shopping, Villagran says.
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