On average, there are two cruise ships each day docked at the Navy's "Mole Pier" here in Old Town Key West. When you are near the area, you can't help being impressed by the massiveness of the vessells, and the number of tourists spilling out of them. Each month, Key West's retail area, primarily historic Duval Street, is visited by tens of thousands of visitors from the ships. The local merchants love them, of course. My company's office, in fact, has ship visitors drop by every now and then, and some do actually make purchases!