Carnival Fantasy in CharlestonThe Charleston City Council has approved shoreside power for a planned new cruise terminal in the South Carolina City.

The terminal, however, has been held up in various court proceedings, and has been targeted by environmental groups who do not want regular cruise ships calling in Charleston.

The shorepower resolution was presented by Charleston’s Mayor, Joe Riley, a huge supporter of the cruise industry. 

Reports put the shorepower installation at a cost of $5.6 million for the city of Charleston, and $1.5 million for Carnival Cruise Lines to retrofit the Fantasy, which sails weekly cruises from Charleston.