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M.S. Hamburg cruise ship returning to Alpena Friday

Submitted by on October 9, 2019 – 12:35 amNo Comment

The largest passenger cruise ship on the Great Lakes is expected to visit Alpena again this week.

The M.S. Hamburg has plans to dock in Alpena on Friday, around 12:30 p.m.

The 400 passenger ship was also here just a couple of weeks ago.

Mary Beth Stutzman, president and CEO of the local convention and visitors bureau, is not sure how many passengers will be allowed to disembark the ship. She said that during the September 25 stop, only about 25 crew were eligible to step foot on American soil due to customs regulations.

The community is invited to join Stutzman’s staff as they greet passengers behind the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, to pass out maps and visitor guides.

The ship’s 12:30 arrival time could be altered if it encounters inclement weather.