Category Archives: Cruise Ship News

Pearl Mist cruise ship arrives back in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The Pearl Mist pulled into port in Muskegon Monday morning, kicking off the Great Lakes cruise ship season in West Michigan.


It’s the first of 10 times the 335-foot-long cruise ship will visit Muskegon this summer


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Cruise Ship and Miss Michigan Contestants Arrive!

Date: June 11, 2018
Heritage Landing Dock in Muskegon, Michigan
Please join us June 11th at the Heritage Landing Dock at the Port of Muskegon. This day kicks off the Great Lakes cruise ship season as the community welcomes the Pearl Mist Cruise Ship.


The 335 square foot vessel is part of the Pearl Seas Cruise line and arrives in Muskegon Lake around 9:00 a.m. and stays in port until 10:00 p.m. Ship passengers tour the Lake Michigan shoreline during the day, visiting history and cultural attractions.


At 3:30 pm, the 2018 Miss Michigan Pageant contestants will arrive at the Heritage Landing Dock to view the ship, sign autographs, and participate in a photoshoot. Local dignitaries will be on hand to greet both the ship and the Miss Michigan scholarship contest participants.


Media representatives are welcome to join the festivities. Please contact Kristin Knop for details at or call 231-722-3751.


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Growing Cruise Ship Port Muskegon is One of Passengers’ Favorite Stops

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon looks a lot different than it did in the 1970’s, when Pearl Seas Cruises CEO Charles Robertson first saw it. Robertson founded his first cruise company in 1971, when he was 22 years old, he said during a Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Business for Breakfast event on Friday,  Oct. 27. He’s now CEO and chairman of Pearl Seas Cruises and American Cruise Lines.


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Cruise ship season underway in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The Pearl Mist cruise ship is back in Muskegon, kicking off a series of stops this summer. The bright white vessel docked on a sunny day at Heritage Landing stands out like a pearl. Thursday’s stop is the second to last on the 10 to 11 day trip from Toronto to Chicago. It’s the first stop of 10 for the Pearl Mist this summer in Muskegon. “We love having the ship come into town. It’s something really unique and as you can see it’s so beautiful,” Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Larsen said. The ship has 107 cabins with all private balconies. On this trip, there are 151 passengers onboard.


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Muskegon cruise ship season 2017 to start this week with Pearl Mist

MUSKEGON, MI – The 2017 Muskegon cruise season will begin with the first mooring of the Pearl Mist on Thursday, June 8.


The 200-passenger ship will dock at Muskegon’s Heritage Landing 10 times throughout the summer. An eleventh cruise ship mooring will take place in September with the first visit of the Victory I of Victory Cruise Line.


The ships will dock at Heritage Landing, a park and outdoor event venue owned by Muskegon County at the east side of Muskegon Lake. However, the best place to see the ships is in the Muskegon Lake channel about 15 minutes before scheduled arrivals or after scheduled departures.


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Muskegon could attract more cruise ships for the 2018, 2019 seasons

MUSKEGON, MI – The Port of Muskegon could be a port-of-call for more cruise ships in 2019.

Cruise companies are “seriously planning” stops at Great Lakes ports in 2019, and Muskegon is a prime port, said Cindy Larsen, president of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.

Larsen recently attended the Seatrade Cruise Global, which brings together cruise lines, ports, ship builders, security experts, service providers and more each year for a massive conference in Florida at the beginning of March.

“We were talking with companies who are either planning to expand to the Great Lakes or considering the Great Lakes in their expansion plans,” she said.


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Two cruise lines plan summer visits to Muskegon

Two cruise lines plan summer visits to Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Muskegon will have some new visitors this summer as two cruise lines bring tourists to the area.

The Pearl Mist will return for a second summer and will make a total of 10 visits. There will also be a first-time visit from the Victory cruise ship.

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce hopes the cruises will bring more attention to all that Muskegon has to offer.


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Pearl Mist ship brought at least $35,000 to Muskegon economy in 2016

MUSKEGON, MI – The Pearl Mist cruise ship docked in Muskegon nine times during 2016, contributing $35,000-$50,000 to the local economy.

The Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau was able to quantify $35,000 in economic impact when some businesses responded to a survey.

“We estimate it to be closer to $50,000 because there were businesses that didn’t get back to us,” said Bob Lukens, Muskegon County community development director.


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Why Victory Cruise Line wants to test Muskegon waters this summer

MUSKEGON, MI – There’s a lot to do in Muskegon.

“(Muskegon) comes highly recommended by the people who arrange our shore excursions,” said Bruce Nierenberg, president and CEO of Victory Cruise Line, in an email response to MLive.

Muskegon’s offerings range from Lakeshore Museum Center to the Muskegon Museum of Art to the Frauenthal Center to the Hackley and Hume Historic Site to the USS Silversides and USS LST 393. Not to mention Pere Marquette Park and downtown shopping, restaurants and breweries.

The Great Lakes Cruise Consortium also recommends Muskegon as a port of call, Nierenberg said.


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