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Port Milwaukee Cruise Update

For Release Friday, April 17, 2020
Port Milwaukee Contact: Jeff Fleming, 414-286-8580, jeff.fleming@milwaukee.gov
Pearl Seas Cruises Contact: Alexa Paolella, 203.458.5280, Media@PearlSeasCruises.com

Port Milwaukee Director Adam Schlicht issued the following statement today:

“As expected, we received formal notification that some planned passenger cruise ship visits at Port Milwaukee in the summer of 2020 have been postponed, including cruise calls by the Pearl Mist in June, in accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.

The Port and its cruise operator partners place the highest priority on passenger safety. Understandably, the ongoing pandemic may necessitate further rescheduling of other passenger cruises.

Port Milwaukee has seen significant increases in cruise passenger visits over the past year, and I remain optimistic that additional cruises companies and itineraries will include Port Milwaukee in the future. The Port and its tourism partners in the Milwaukee Cruise Collaborative will continue to promote Milwaukee as an attractive destination for American and international cruise lines.

We all look forward to the time when cruise passengers can again enjoy sailing the Great Lakes and visiting Milwaukee, the heart of America’s ‘Fresh Coast’.”

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