Carnival Cruise Lines launches its year-round sailings today with the inaugural embarkation of the ship Fantasy starting around 11 a.m.

Drivers should take note of a street closure on Concord Street from north of Market Street to the intersection south of Hasell Street on Washington Street. To reach areas north of Union Pier Terminal -- including the S.C. Aquarium -- drivers may use Laurens, Calhoun and Charlotte streets. Embarkation should end by 3:30 p.m.