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State agency to study cruise port in Atlantic City

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey state agency that oversees Atlantic City's tourism district says it is hiring a consultant to investigate whether it's worth adding a port for cruise ships to stop there.

Mayor Don Guardian floated the idea.

The new study is preliminary, said John Palmieri, the executive director of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development, which is funding it.

Some in the cruise industry told The Press of Atlantic City that Atlantic City is too close to other departure ports including New York City and that cruisers would rather make stops in the Caribbean islands than New Jersey.

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