Cruise ship visits to Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay canceled

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Two cruise ship visits bringing international visitors to Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay this summer are canceled.

The Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the cancellation Friday.

A letter from the owner of the cruise ship, Victory Cruise Lines, says the ship that was making the two visits to Wisconsin is being remodeled in Europe and won't be ready in time for the planned stops.

The Victory II was scheduled to dock at Green Bay's Leicht Park on July 17 and July 20. Victory Cruise Lines says it won't be ready before July 27, when it begins a cruise in Montreal, Canada, and continues with its planned itineraries from that date on.

Victory Cruise Lines says it's revising its schedules for 2019 and 2020 to include Wisconsin. "With more time and flexibility for the future, I can guarantee that we will be back in your ports within the coming seasons," chairman Bruce Nierenberg said.

The visitors and convention bureau says it will be represented at a cruise industry trade show next month in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to talk with other cruise lines. It says there are seven other cruise companies active on the Great Lakes.

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