35K passengers on 17 ships expected to bring $4 million in economic impact to Norfolk


(TOM) BETWEEN NOW AND CHRISTMAS, NORFOLK WILL HOST MORE THAN 35-THOUSAND CRUISE PASSENGERS FROM 17 DIFFERENT CRUISE SHIPS. (ANITA) OFFICIALS WITH NAUTICUS TELLS US THAT WILL TRANSLATE INTO MORE THAN FOUR MILLION DOLLARS IN OVERALL SPENDING AND ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR THE REGION. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S STEPHANIE HARRIS WENT DOWNTOWN AND STEPH- BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE ALREADY NOTICED A DIFFERENCE WITH A COUPLE OF SHIPS THAT HAVE DOCKED OVER HE LAST COUPLE WEEKS. (STEPHANIE) YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THIS –FIRST OF ITS KIND EXPEDITION LUXURY CRUISE SHIP –THE ” SCENIC ECLIPSE” DOCKED IN DOWNTOWN NORFOLK YESTERDAY- (STEPHANIE) THE SHIP SET SAIL THIS MORNING — BUT IN JUST A COUPLE DAYS — WE’LL SEE ANOTHER AND ANOTHER — WITH EVERY DOCKING COMES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND THE CITY OVERALL TO MAKE MONEY AND A GOOD IMPRESSION. (STEPHANIE HARRIS) THIS IS ONE OF THE WAYS WE USE TO GREET OUR CRUISE SHIPS THAT COME IN PHIL SMITH ROLLS OUT THE WELCOME SIGN IN FRONT OF BRICK ANCHOR BREW HOUSE EVERY TIME A CRUISE SHIP DOCKS DOWNTOWN- STEPHEN KIRKLAND/NAUTICUS THEY ARE CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS COMING HERE FOR THE DAY AND FRANKLY SPENDING A TON OF MONEY NAUTICUS DIRECTOR STEPHEN KIRKLAND SAYS ACCORDING TO THE CRUISE INDUSTRY STANDARD PASSENGERS SPEND 125-DOLLARS A PEICE AT A STOP. PHIL SMITH DID SEE SOME EXTRA FOOT TRAFFIC – BUT DID IT TRANSLATE AT THE REGISTER? PHIL SMITH/BRICK ANCHOR BREW HOUSE NOT AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE BUT IT REALLY IS BASED ON WHEN THEY ARE DOCKING RECENTLY THAT’S BEEN IN THE MORNING SO SMITH SAYS HIS FRIENDS WHO SELL BREAKFAST MAY DO BETTER. SO WE ROAST THE COFFFEEE PUT ABOUT 20 POUNDS INTO THIS BARRELL WILL TURNEY SELLS A DIFFERENT KIND OF BREW IN SELDON ARCADE HE ALSO SAW ABOUT DOUBLE THE TRAFFIC BUT DOUBLE THE PROFIT? WILL TURNEY/VESSEL CRAFT COFFEE I DON’T KNOW IF IT REALLY TRANSLATED TO THAT : BUT THERE WERE DEFIITELY SPURTS OF THE DAY THAT WERE BUSIER THEN NORMAL KIRKLAND TELLS US, MANY PASSENGERS ARE EUROPEAN AND WANT TO EXPERIENCE AMERICANA. SO THEY WANT TO HAVE A BURGER SHOP IN A MALL THEY WANT TO WALK A CITY STREET HE WATCHED MANY REBOARDING WITH BAGS FROM — DILLARDS AND VICTORIAS SECRET. AND SO MANY VISITED THE WISCONSIN THEY’VE DECIDED TO OPEN THE MUSEUM ON MONDAYS WHEN SHIPS DOCK. SUNDAY MEIN SCHIFF WILL BE HERE FROM GERMANY. PHIL SMITH/BRICK ANCHOR BREW HOUSE THEY LIKE COMING HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE 60 TAPS AND WITH 19-HUNDRED PASSENGERS TO WELCOME SMITH IS GETTING READY TO ROLL OUT A NEW SIGN. AND THE SIGN WILL BE IN DEUTSCH IT WILL BE IN GERMAN (STEPHANIE) AFTER THE MEIN SCHIFF , THE SILVER CLOUD WITH 296 PASSENGERS WILL ARRIVE FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY. LATER IN THE MONT, A CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP ARRIVES WITH 32-HUNDRED PASSENGERS. STEPHANIE HARRIS 10 ON

One thought on “35K passengers on 17 ships expected to bring $4 million in economic impact to Norfolk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *