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The Carnival Fascination passes under the Dames Point Bridge as it arrives in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, to begin year-round, four- and five-day cruises from JaxPort. The 2,052-passenger is the largest cruise ship to ever base from Jacksonville and Carnival officials expect the vessel to carry about 170,000 passengers on an annual basis. JaxPort officials estimate the 855-foot-long ship will have a $30 million annual impact on the local economy. NO SALES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. (Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines/HO)