Muskegon’s reputation as a cruise ship port destination is growing! This February, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber President, Cindy Larsen, represented Muskegon’s cruise ship port at the 2017 Great Lakes Waterways Conference in Cleveland, OH.
The conference convenes nearly 200 professionals in the Maritime Industry annually to meet on the industry’s challenges and opportunities. “It was a great opportunity to explain how Muskegon’s deep water port can easily accommodate cruise ships”, said Larsen. Muskegon Lake is nearly 80 feet deep in some areas. “Having a deep water port with arts and cultural attractions within walking distance of a ship dock is very unique. It is the perfect setup for any large vessel exploring the Great Lakes” according to Larsen.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Victory Cruise Lines was on the panel at the conference. The Victory cruise ship will be visiting Muskegon for the first time in 2017. The Pearl Mist is already on the Muskegon Port schedule with 10 visits planned for this summer.
For more information, check out the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber’s Cruise Ship page at http://muskegon.org/cruise-ships/.