Campaign Planned to Attract Cruise Ships to Great Lakes

Lake Superior from the Duluth Lakewalk Photo: KSTP
Lake Superior from the Duluth Lakewalk

August 30, 2018 01:25 PM

A coalition of government and business groups is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials are scheduled to attend an announcement of the "Cruise the Great Lakes" initiative Thursday on Mackinac Island.


More from

Great Lakes Commission Hires New Executive Director

Great Lakes Advocates to Ask Congress for Water Protections

Forecast: Great Lakes Water Levels to Continue 5-Year Rise

The announcement will coincide with a port of call by Victory 1, a cruise line ship that regularly tours the Great Lakes.

The new marketing partnership includes several of the region's states and Canadian provinces, plus port authorities and local tourism agencies.

They say cruise ship tourism on the Great Lakes is expected to grow significantly in coming years. Eight ships were expected to visit this year, representing about 100,000 passenger port visits.

Two additional vessels plan to begin operating on the lakes in 2020.


The Associated Press

(Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Minnesota pro sports teams lend hand in flood preparation

Authorities investigating 'swatting' incident in Princeton

3 found dead in Becker County home identified

Study: Increase in Minnesota homelessness since 2015

Bridge work to reduce lanes, temporarily close I-35W in Minneapolis

NW Minnesota county sheriff asks children to avoid walking to school after bear sighting