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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Muskegon will have some new visitors this summer as two cruise lines bring tourists to the area.
The Pearl Mist will return for a second summer and will make a total of 10 visits. There will also be a first-time visit from the Victory cruise ship.
The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce hopes the cruises will bring more attention to all that Muskegon has to offer.
MUSKEGON, MI – The Pearl Mist cruise ship docked in Muskegon nine times during 2016, contributing $35,000-$50,000 to the local economy.
The Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau was able to quantify $35,000 in economic impact when some businesses responded to a survey.
“We estimate it to be closer to $50,000 because there were businesses that didn’t get back to us,” said Bob Lukens, Muskegon County community development director.
MUSKEGON, MI – There’s a lot to do in Muskegon.
“(Muskegon) comes highly recommended by the people who arrange our shore excursions,” said Bruce Nierenberg, president and CEO of Victory Cruise Line, in an email response to MLive.
Muskegon’s offerings range from Lakeshore Museum Center to the Muskegon Museum of Art to the Frauenthal Center to the Hackley and Hume Historic Site to the USS Silversides and USS LST 393. Not to mention Pere Marquette Park and downtown shopping, restaurants and breweries.
The Great Lakes Cruise Consortium also recommends Muskegon as a port of call, Nierenberg said.
MUSKEGON — The Pearl Mist isn’t like any other ship in the Port of Muskegon this late-summer afternoon.
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Cruise ships have plied the Great Lakes since the 1800s. Starting this summer, the Pearl Mist will stop in Muskegon as she travels between Chicago and Toronto.
MUSKEGON, MI – Cruise ships are coming to Muskegon. And this time it won’t be a surprise.
The Pearl Mist, a 100-stateroom vessel which made an unexpected stop in Muskegon in September 2015, will make 10 planned stops from June to August this summer.
MUSKEGON, MI – Six months ago, few would have pegged Muskegon as a likely port of call for a cruise ship.
But after one vessel’s unexpected stop, and several months of hard work, tourism officials are going public about their work to attract as many as 14 ship stops during the 2016 season.
Muskegon Lake had some unexpected visitors Wednesday afternoon.
Passengers on the Pearl Mist cruise ship were supposed to dock in Holland on Lake Macatawa Wednesday morning during their trek from Chicago to Toronto. But, a Lake Michigan freighter was already docked at the site. The Pearl Mist was then rerouted to Muskegon Lake.