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The Anthem of the Seas is the third largest cruise ship.

Celebrity Sighting All aboard at Cape Liberty Cruise Port PHOTOS BY VICTOR M. RODRIGUEZ

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e’ve all seen them, and sometimes salivated over them: gorgeous pictures of Caribbean cruises. But what we witnessed on a gorgeous morning in June was something more interesting—a bustling cruise port right in our front yard. Though it may seem as if cruise ships are all about out-of-town tourists voyaging to foreign ports, Cape Liberty Cruise Port is all about our local economy: Folks from Bayonne work here, helping to keep this thriving business afloat. The cruise line produces an average of $480,000 in parking taxes annually and $1.4 million annually in port fees, according to Bayonne CFO Terrence Malloy. “Local businesses benefit

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Women workers are a presence on the dock.

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