Port of Kalama, WA, celebrates new cruise dock, expected boost in tourism

American Cruise Lines (logo)After years of “drive-by” stops at the Port of Kalama, an American Cruise Line ship parked at a dedicated cruise dock Friday, a change set to boost area tourism.

A couple hundred community members, American Cruise Line officials and passengers gathered at the port’s Marine Park on Friday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting at the dock.

“We’re very happy with this,” said Patrick Harbison, port commission president. “It’s a great opportunity to partner with a great company, and the economic benefit for Kalama and Cowlitz County will be huge.”

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