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  • J U L Y 2 0 1 8 , I S S U E 1

    CRUISE VIRGINIA C A R N I V A L I N 2 0 1 9

    Norfolk is proud to welcome Carnival Cruise Lines back in 2019

    with 5 and 6-day sailings to the Bahamas on the Carnival

    Triumph.  In partnership, Norfolk is investing in Carnival-

    specific advertising throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including

    nearby drive markets like Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and

    Richmond.  Other advertising is targeted towards residents in

    Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.  Norfolk is also

    partnering with Carnival's BDM to host travel agent networking

    opportunities throughout the Mid-Atlantic.    

    Other cruise lines scheduled to make port-of-call visits to

    Norfolk in 2018 and 2019 include Princess, AIDA Cruises,

    Silversea Cruises, TUI Cruises, and Windstar Cruises.  

    C R U I S E N E W S F R O M N O R F O L K

    C R U I S E N E W S F R O M N O R F O L K

    A M E R I C A N C R U I S E L I N E S C R U I S E S

    F R O M A M E R I C A ' S B I R T H P L A C E

    New to Norfolk's Decker Half Moone Center in 2018 is American Cruise Lines. 

    The small-ship luxury cruise line will make eleven calls to the downtown

    Norfolk terminal.  Its passengers will enjoy shore excursions to nearby

    Colonial Williamsburg, historic Jamestown, nearby Virginia Beach, and other

    points of interest.  

    N A T I O N ' S L A S T B A T T L E S H I P T U R N S 7 5

    In 2019, Norfolk cruise ship passengers will be

    part of a national celebration as the Battleship

    Wisconsin celebrates its 75th anniversary.  The

    Wisconsin and adjacent museum are located

    on the same property as Norfolk's cruise ship

    terminal - the battleship is one of Virginia's

    most well-loved tourist attractions.  The ship

    was commissioned during World War II and

    fired on Okinawa and Iwo Jima.  Later, the

    battleship served during the Korean Conflict

    and fired the first Tomahawk missiles on Iraq in

    1991.  

  • J U L Y 2 0 1 8 , I S S U E 1

    D O W N T O W N N O R F O L K :

    M I L L I O N S O F I N V E S T M E N T

    C R U I S E N E W S F R O M N O R F O L K

    Over the past 18 months, Downtown Norfolk has seen unprecedented growth.  In May, 2017, a 23-story, $164

    million, 300-room hotel opened one block from the city's cruise ship terminal.  The Hilton Norfolk (a.k.a.

    "The Main" due to its location on Main Street) also boasts a 41,000 SF conference center and five

    destination restaurants. 

    Cruise ship passengers and crew have also enjoyed a revitalized waterfront destination called WATERSIDE

    DISTRICT.  The facility and marina has become a central gathering place for local residents and visitors.  A

    $40 million overhaul and re-branding of Norfolk's iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace has allowed cruise

    ship passengers to enjoy the best national and local brands and concepts in an atmosphere that integrates

    the downtown with its waterfront. WATERSIDE DISTRICT was developed by The Cordish Company of

    Baltimore, MD and is within steps of the cruise ship terminal.  

    C R U I S E V I R G I N I A ' S N E W F A C E

    In January, Cruise Virginia welcomed Katie Elder as the new Cruise Operations and Marketing Manager.

    Katie is a Norfolk native with a background in special events, programming, and community development. 

    She has "hit the ground running" by working closely with Carnival Cruise Lines to support its 2019 sailings. 

    Katie was also instrumental in working with American Cruise Lines to solidify its new port-of-call stops.  To

    reach Katie directly, please call/text 757-334-9506 or email katie.elder@norfolk.gov.   

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