Holland America Cruise Ship Eurodam Coming to Cruiseport Sunday, September 16

Peter Webber writes-

Good day. I am writing today to remind everyone that the next major cruise ship of the season will be arriving in Gloucester Harbor on this coming Sunday, September 16: Holland America’s cruise ship the ms Eurodam, with a capacity of 2104 passengers. Once again the Chamber will be working together with the city of Gloucester’s volunteer welcoming committee and CATA to welcome and guide Eurodam’s passengers as they disembark and arrive at the Cruiseport terminal. The first tenders carrying passengers from the ship are expected to arrive at Cruiseport at approximately 9:00 am Sunday.  Many will board motor coaches for planned excursions to various locations, while many others will be guided to CATA trolleys and buses for transportation to downtown Gloucester and Rockport. 

Please note the attached “Welcome Eurodam Passengers” flyer, which we encourage you to print and post at your place of business to help give the Eurodam passengers a hearty Cape Ann welcome.  I have also attached a flyer featuring several upcoming Chamber and community events scheduled for September and October, including next Tuesday’s (September 18) sales seminar with author Marc Wayshak at the Elks at Bass Rocks, beginning with check-in at 7:30 am.  Please contact the Chamber today to reserve your place.  Best regards. Peter

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2 comments

  • wow! this blows my mind. I just moved back home to Gloucester in March, After being away for 20 years things sure have changed. It still is and always will be home to me. I grew up in Lanesville, right on Lanes Cove…I don’t know anyone there anymore….Sauna is gone, my house was rebuilt, next door is Gone with a new B&B there and two houses down another B&B. But oh what great memories I have.I am truly blessed to have grown up in Heaven on Earth! I don’t know why but this cruise ship freaks me out but not in a bad way….hmmmm.

  • I think it would be a great idea if all the passengers who disembark at Gloucester could receive a pin of sorts (maybe a lobster Joey?), which would identify to the citizens of Gloucester an opportunity to “go out of their way” for the visitors, whether it’s giving directions, suggestions for lunch, etc. I think WE should go all out for our visitors since they are bringing “new” business to Gloucester, of which we are in dire need. Let’s make them feel welcome and perhaps their perception of Gloucester will be “how friendly the people are”….and NOT how Gloucester has a “litter” problem. We also really need to concentrate on cleaning up our act…nobody wants to hear that their town is dirty. I think if we all help, we could make a difference…pick up the litter and welcome our visitors!

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