Release from the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group :
Benefits of Cruise Ships Making Eureka a Port of Call
EUREKA– Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, Becky Reese, owner of Cruise Planners, who will speak about the benefits of cruise ships for the local economy and what can be done to make Eureka more desirable as a port of call.
Becky Reese and her husband, Jerry, operate the business Cruise Planners travel from their home. As travel advisors the will help you discover exciting adventures around the world. From cruises to land tours and completely packaged vacations, we specialize in all types of travel and will create an unforgettable vacation just for you
This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Fried chicken will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12. To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email: Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com “
Fried chicken! See you there!
Ocean going cruises are OK, but visually boring because the is nothing to see but water. I would rather take river cruises such as up the Columbia River or down the Mississippi River. But even better than that are RAIL cruises on restored rolling stock from the 30s and 40s (sleeping compartments, dome dining cars, rear lounge/observation cars, etc.)
I agree, but some locals hold that a one-or-twice a year cruise ship stop will revive our local economy. They can’t hurt. The rail cruises are spendy but probably wonderful. I’d do our Amtrak trip from last October over again in a minute. My cousins took a cruise from Boston to Montreal going down the St Lawrence. There are also Great Lakes cruises that sound great.
First step: Make eureka somewhere people would actually want to visit.
I don’t think anyone is trying to sell Eureka as a cruise destination. But it’s on the way to Astoria, Seattle etc.
Let me re-word that… “Make eureka somewhere people wouldn’t actively want to stay the hell away from.”
People don’t go on expensive cruises because they want to see homeless camps, burnt-out buildings, crack houses, people shooting up in the street, worthless restaurants selling bland food, empty storefronts that will remain empty due to absurd lease prices, parasites on every corner either rummaging through trash cans, trying to get money without having to work, yelling at people, or passed out on drugs, trimmers, daily DUI car collisions,…
You haven’t been paying attention. Any cruise ships will dock in Samoa and passengers will be bussed to RNP, Ferndale etc. I wonder why you live up here if you feel that way.