As Atlantic City deals with a constantly shrinking gambling market share, they search for other avenues to draw visitors to the city.

Golden Nugget, Atlantic City (Townsquare Media)

One idea from Mayor Don Guardian is to transform AC into a port for small cruise lines.

Citing a recent engineering study, Guardian says the city's waterways are equipped to take in ships up to 200 feet long.

A possible site for a channel could lie between the Golden Nugget, Brigantine Bridge and U.S. Coast Guard Station.

Guardian is expected to ask the federal government for help in making the dream a reality.