Parry Sound prepping for record number of cruise ship visits. “Explosive” industry growth prompting town to expand ship-hosting capabilities

Pearl Mist  (Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis, Halifax NS)The Town of Parry Sound is preparing for a busy cruise ship season, with a record number of vessels set to arrive in port this year.

Six ships, operated by four different lines — from the United States, France, Germany, and Norway — will collectively make landfall 33 times between May 21 and October 20.

That number marks a 40 per cent increase in cruise ship visits from 2022, and will extend the area’s tourism season by a full month, noted Vladimir Shehovtsov, the town’s economic development officer.

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