Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Cruisin' in Toledo

Press Release from the Port Authority:

Port Authority Hosts International Cruise Industry Delegation

Toledo, Ohio --- On Saturday, September 29th, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority hosted an international delegation of cruise line executives and tour operators. The delegation joined Port Authority President, James H. Hartung and the design team at the Port Authority office for a presentation on Toledo’s colorful tourism attraction.

With a sweeping view of Toledo’s downtown riverfront, Mr. Hartung gave details of the planned Marine Passenger Terminal the Port Authority is constructing within the Marina District.

“Our hosting this delegation of cruise industry executives afforded us a wonderful opportunity to, not only tout Toledo as an appealing venue for Great Lakes Cruising but also to gain input on the design of our Marine Passenger Cruise Terminal,” said Hartung. “We are committed to this project and we want our terminal to be among the best. We listened very carefully to their suggestions on how to improve the terminal.”

The energetic presentation drew great interest from the group who represent the travel industry from the United Kingdom, Canada and the U.S.

Currently, the Great Lakes are home to seven luxury overnight cruise ships with two additional ships set for deployment in 2007

The delegation is participating in a Great Lakes-wide tour coordinated by the Great Lakes Cruising Coalition (GLCC), a marketing organization to which the Port Authority is the founder and current board member.


Lisa Renee said...

I remember when I heard about this back in May, I'm glad they are moving forward on it.

the website I found then that has some interesting information.


Maggie Thurber said...

thanks for the link, Lisa! I really hope this works out - we're a great place for either an afternoon or an overnight stop...

Lisa Renee said...

I keep hoping that maybe they'll add one of the steamships like they have down in Cinci. However, some of the ships they have right now cruising the Great Lakes look much nicer than I expected.

I agree it has real potential.


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