Officials from the City of Milwaukee gathered to celebrate the end of the 2022 Great Lakes cruise season
Port Milwaukee in Wisconsin, USA, recorded an increase in cruise traffic in 2022, welcoming a total of 13,610 passengers during 33 ship calls. This marks a rise from 2019, when the port hosted 10 calls and then paused operations due to the pandemic.
The port celebrated the end of the 2022 Great Lakes cruise season on 19 October 2022 with officials from the City of Milwaukee and is preparing for a rise in cruise passengers in the coming years, alongside Milwaukee Cruise Collaborative and Visit Milwaukee.
“Milwaukee is a great destination, filled with attractions and hospitality,” said Cavalier Johnson, mayor of Milwaukee. “People from around the globe are clearly taking notice of our city, and the growing passenger and vessel visit numbers speak for themselves. This effort is a wonderful example of how the city’s partnerships are creating new excitement and activity in Milwaukee. I’m looking forward to more travellers cruising to America’s ‘Fresh Coast’ next year, and beyond.”
In addition, Johnson revealed plans for the $3.5 million redevelopment of the port’s South Shore Cruise Dock, which will dock Seawaymax vessels.