The Texas Senate unanimously approved a study this past Monday on the economic opportunity of the cruise-ship business in Corpus Christi.

According to local reports, a similar study done in 2005 showed that cruise lines were not interested in homeporting in Corpus Christi at the time.

But, both Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International sail out of Galveston, with Princess also recently announcing turnarounds from the Texas port, which may have prompted the Texas Senate to look into the business for Corpus Christi.