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Port officials looking to replace Pride

Port officials looking to replace Pride

Still smarting from news that half of Baltimore's lucrative cruise business is headed south next year, the state's ports chief said Friday that officials are already working on replacing the Carnival Pride.

Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday that the Pride's weekly cruises from Baltimore to the Bahamas and Caribbean will end in November 2014, when the 2,124-passenger ship will transfer to Tampa, Fla. Officials of the Miami-based company said pending federal requirements to reduce air pollution on all ships in coastal waters prompted their decision.

"It was unexpected, but it wasn't a shock to us," said James White, executive director of the Maryland Port...