Anyone ever sail out of Charleston, S.C.

Trying to stimulate more discussions once again.  I was looking at Charleston, South Carolina as a future trip since I want to visit Fort Sumter.  Then I saw that there is a cruise port there with a lot of Carnival 5 day Bermuda trips.  Anyone ever sail out of there?  How did you like the port and the cruise? 


(And has anyone here visited Fort Sumter?)

Tags: Charleston South Carolina

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I have.

I went down a day early so I could spend a day at Patriot Point and tour the USS Yorktown.

The boarding at the port was quick. Off the shuttle and within minutes, I was on the ship.

I forgot about Yorktown being there. I’ll check that out too. Thanks for the input.

The hero ship Laffey is there too.

Visiting that area is on my bucket list because of the history and scenery. A 5 day cruise to Bermuda plus time to spend around Charleston some day is a definite possibility.

Sounds like a winner to me. Looking forward to the answers from those who have been there.

Yes. I've done all of the above. Sumter is where the Civil war began. The north attacked from the south of the island. At that time that area was more of a Marsh and sandbar so they were able to get close to the Fort. It eventually surrendered. The actual battle flag is in glass on the Fort as well as the cannons. You of course take a ferry to the Fort. It's right in the middle of the channel. CCl has there older ships there and only sail to the Bahamas. I took Fantasy out of there in 2014. You would uber over. Then walk to the embarking area. It was real easy. The port however is lame. Also. You will be in downtown historical area. Awesome town. Restaurants and bars and history. Black beard attacked the city as well.

Also JC. I recommend getting a hotel in Mount Pleasant. It's just over the bridge. Hotels are affordable as compared to the historical downtown. Plus you ate very close to Patriots Point. Easy Uber stuff.

I hope it's all still there though. All the PC losers and libs probably want to tear it all down.

You got your history slightly wrong. The Civil War began at the Alamo in San Antonio, TX on February 16, 1861 when Union General Twiggs surrendered the Federal Property and Soldiers to Confederate soldiers under the command of Col Benjamin McCullock.

Fort Sumter didn't happen until April 12, 1861.

The reason that Fort Sumter is considered the beginning of the Civil War is that the Texicans were able to take the federal fort without firing a shot, whereas the South Carolinians fired on the fort only in a celebratory manner since the fort was completely cut off from it's supply line.Big Smile

I have never sailed from here. I would be interested though since the last time that I cruised to Bermuda I had to fly to Bayonne, NJ.


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