Cruise Ship

Shipping, Business Leaders Share Excitement for Cruise Ships’ Arrival in Duluth May 30th

The 700-foot cruise ships will carry upward of 400 people on the larger vessels.

DULUTH, Minn.- In roughly 3 weeks cruise ships will sail their way into the Port of Duluth Superior for the first time since 2013. “I think this voyage is filled with a lot of people in the united states but it’s the coastal region so there’s going to be people getting to see Duluth that would normally never, ever see…

Duluth Improving Seawall, Preparing Harbor Drive Behind DECC for Cruise Ships this May

The global supply chain crisis drove up the cost of the seawall reconstruction, the head of the DECC said.

DULUTH, Minn.- Just in time for Duluth to welcome 7 Viking Cruise Ships beginning this May, the city has secured $5 million in federal CARES Act funding for the $8 million reconstruction of the aging seawall behind the DECC. “It’ll be ADA accessible, it’ll have, the whole plaza will be more pedestrian-friendly,” said Chris Fleege, Planning and Economic Development Director…

Cruise Industry Could Cause Boost in Duluth Economy

In January of 2022, the Viking ship will sail to Antarctica and the Great Lakes.

DULUTH, Minn. — In 2022 the Viking cruise ship will be in the Great Lakes and Duluth is poised to reap the benefits. A report published by UMD’s Bureau of Business and Economics revealing initial visits would have a small economic impact, but over time it could add 60 jobs annually and more than five million dollars in added spending…

UPDATE: Duluth City Council Approves Funding for Cruise Ships to Enter the Twin Ports

Approval passed at the City Council meeting for $25,000 from the Tourism Tax Fund to fund new technology for Border Patrol. 

UPDATE: The Duluth City Council unanimously approved $25,000 to fund border patrol gear for cruise ships to enter the Twin Ports. DULUTH, Minn.- Cruise ships are planning on coming to Duluth by next summer but the Port Authority needs to purchase U.S. Customs and Border Control equipment to make it happen. Monday night they’re seeking approval at the City Council meeting…