Newcastle Cruise Ship Season Begins!

The first boat arrived this morning.

Newcastle Cruise Ship Season Begins!

Today marks the official start of the Newcastle cruise ship season.

First up is the Caledonian Sky and its 114 passengers this morning, which docked a little after 6am.

There's 15 ocean liners to dock at the city over the coming months, bringing more than 27,000 visitors.

Much bigger ships expected in the coming months - including the voyager-class Explorer of the Seas next year - which can hold thousands.

The season brings in around $11 million dollars to the region annually.

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