Cruise ship season opens this week

The first cruise ship of the season will arrive tomorrow. The Veendam will open the season putting as many as 1,200 passengers on the docks at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal at 8:00am. It’ll leave at 5:00 afteer they have spent thousands of dollars in the shops and restaurants.

The port is expecting 64 cruise ship calls this season with over 144,000 passengers. The busiest part of the season will be in the fall.