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2 cruise lines commit to Houston-area service

HOUSTON (AP) -- Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises will set sail from the Houston area.

The Port of Houston Authority has announced the planned service from the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. The complex was completed in 2011 but has yet to offer cruises.

Princess Cruises will begin offering service next November. Norwegian has agreed to Port of Houston cruise service in 2014 and will offer western Caribbean trips.

Officials expect the agreements announced Thursday will mean more than 220 jobs.