Boston will host cruise ships this summer, following the storm that devastated the city.
The Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau said it plans to start operating cruise ship tours in early July, as the city braces for a repeat of Hurricane Matthew, which destroyed much of the city and left more than 2,000 people dead.
The bureau said it expects to start operations at the end of June and has booked more than 100 cruises for July.
It’s unclear how many cruise ships are scheduled to sail in Boston this year, but the bureau said on Monday it expects more than a dozen vessels to be available.
“Boston is a great destination for visiting cruise ships and we’re excited to welcome our first-ever cruise ship in the Boston Harbor,” Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Richard Ziegler said in a statement.
“This cruise is just the beginning of our cruise fleet to explore Boston and beyond.”
The bureau has previously said it will begin operating cruise ships in Boston in June, and has a total of 11 vessels currently under contract to explore the city for the first time.
Boston is expected to host more than 300 cruise ships, including some from Russia, according to a report in Bloomberg.
The bureau said the first of those vessels, the Bering Sea, will depart for Boston on July 6.