A major cruise line is balking at paying the $6 per passenger fee the city of Rockland
wants to charge visiting cruise ships. The fee is a hike from $1 per passenger. The city
argues that the fee off-sets management costs of the harbor and other activities associated
with hosting a large vessel. The cruise line clearly thinks it is being shaken down. Who is
right? Does Rockland risk losing its lucrative, though recent, cruise ship traffic? Or is the
city smart in getting some compensation for hosting the visits?