The environmental groups that sponsor the billboard are in the minority and Charleston's thriving hospitality industry doesn't treat visitors arriving to embark on a cruise any differently than others.
Back to the billboard, locals didn't comment negatively about the groups responsible for it, but indicated they are very vocal for such a small segment of the population. Noted for its gracious charm and hospitality, Charleston is an ideal port city from which to take a cruise. My advice is to arrive a day or two early and soak in the atmosphere. It doesn't get much better than in this fine old-south city.
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