MILWAUKEE -- A unique event is happening at the lakefront. For the first time in recent history -- two passenger cruise ships will be docked at the Port of Milwaukee.
Between the two ships, there will be up to 300 passengers coming from around the world. A majority of visitors will be embarking on tours around Milwaukee. This is part of a new collaboration called "Cruise the Great Lakes."
"(Saturday), another set of passengers will board the Pearl Mist, so we have folks that will be overnighting here and experiencing our town. That's a new opportunity for Milwaukee and one I hope to see grow," said Port Milwaukee director Adam Schlicht.
Next year, the Port of Milwaukee is expecting more than 10 cruise vessel visits from at least five different ships.