Travel New permanent cruise port in Charleston, S.C. By Jessica Damiano Updated May 22, 2010 7:00 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Charleston, S.C., officially became a permanent cruise port with the arrival of the Carnival Fantasy this month. The ship, which carries 2,056 passengers, will make five-day cruises to the Bahamas. Find more details at carnival.com. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.