A sign of economic strength has arrived in Norfolk in the form of a Royal Caribbean ship.
The city expects a big boost in restaurant and retail sales thanks to Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. The 2,500-passenger cruise ship arrived at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, Thursday morning.
The ship which is coming from Tampa and heading to Ireland will be in Norfolk for about 7 hours. The passengers are expected to go on excursions, including tours of the city and trips to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown/Yorktown.
During that time, food, beverages and hotel supplies will be loaded onto the ship.
Back in March, Norfolk announced Carnival Cruises extended its deal at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center to 2016.
That it also a big win for the city after Carnival took its business elsewhere in 2014.