it may bear repeating, in case it affects which cruiseline you're wanting to use. I know it changed my mind.
LOS ANGELES--The Monterey City Council voted March 19 to bar a Los Angeles-based cruise line from its harbor because one of the firm's ships violated the city's wastewater discharge policy in October. The council's resolution bans Crystal Cruises vessels for 15 years and permanently bars the firm's vessel, Crystal Harmony. Earlier this month, the company acknowledged that the Crystal Harmony had discharged more than 36,000 gallons of wastewater into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, about 14 miles off the northern Big Sur coast. The discharge did not violate state or federal clean waters laws, but it did go against the city's agreement with cruise lines. Maritime laws allow discharges of untreated blackwater more than 12 miles off shore.