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I love cruising and have been lucky enough to go on many, but over the years the ships are offering more onboard facilities, more restaurants, more goods on sale and other than charging berthing fees I cannot see that the island benefits a great deal. Even after talking to shop owners very little business is achieved from cruise passengers. It would be a very expensive undertaking to build and then say we MAY encourage more ships. A lot of the ships only come here to clear customs, and who knows if that stopped happening we would be in big trouble. Ane expensive folly in my books, but I would love to see them come here, there is nothing more exciting at Southampton docks on departures days,the whole place is heaving.