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Rotterdam cruise ship makes stop in Corner Brook


Vendor says sales slow, but meeting people was a big part of her presence

 

CORNER BROOK

People strolled along the city’s downtown looking at maps to help them find some of the sights and sounds of a new place.

Every turn of the corner it seemed people were taking selfies or pictures of those who have joined them on the journey.

A handful of vendors were set up in front of city hall with hopes of selling their wares. Some were just happy to be there to meet people from all over the world.

The city’s downtown was a beehive of people checking out the city after arriving in port as a passenger on The Rotterdam — the first cruise ship visit to the city for this season.

Marilyn Matthews was one of the vendors selling her wares in front of city hall for the first cruise ship visit. She was happy to be chatting with the visitors, who included Marilyn McBeath of Washington State.

“It’s been a bit slow with sales I have to say today, but it’s OK and meeting people is the big part of why I enjoy coming down here to do I have to say,” Matthews said.

“Although I have different things here it’s the native work that I do that I like to showcase the most.”

McBeath visited Newfoundland before with her husband when they travelled here via airplane to check out L’Anse aux Meadows and she loved the people she encountered.

She was excited about seeing another piece of the province as a cruise ship passenger.

“Friendly people is what I’m looking for and that’s what you get in Newfoundland,” she said.

 

City hall access

City hall wasn't open to visitors, public or vendors Sunday. Mayor Charles Pender says washrooms at city hall won’t be open during cruise ship visits to Corner Brook in 2016.

He said vendors and members of the cruise network will have access to city hall to help them in their effort to welcome the visitors to the city, although it appeared city hall wasn't open at all Sunday as visitors huddled around remembrance square using the wifi network.

A key to the building will be provided to those involved in the cruise network for cruise ship visits on the weekends, the mayor said.

 

CORNER BROOK

People strolled along the city’s downtown looking at maps to help them find some of the sights and sounds of a new place.

Every turn of the corner it seemed people were taking selfies or pictures of those who have joined them on the journey.

A handful of vendors were set up in front of city hall with hopes of selling their wares. Some were just happy to be there to meet people from all over the world.

The city’s downtown was a beehive of people checking out the city after arriving in port as a passenger on The Rotterdam — the first cruise ship visit to the city for this season.

Marilyn Matthews was one of the vendors selling her wares in front of city hall for the first cruise ship visit. She was happy to be chatting with the visitors, who included Marilyn McBeath of Washington State.

“It’s been a bit slow with sales I have to say today, but it’s OK and meeting people is the big part of why I enjoy coming down here to do I have to say,” Matthews said.

“Although I have different things here it’s the native work that I do that I like to showcase the most.”

McBeath visited Newfoundland before with her husband when they travelled here via airplane to check out L’Anse aux Meadows and she loved the people she encountered.

She was excited about seeing another piece of the province as a cruise ship passenger.

“Friendly people is what I’m looking for and that’s what you get in Newfoundland,” she said.

 

City hall access

City hall wasn't open to visitors, public or vendors Sunday. Mayor Charles Pender says washrooms at city hall won’t be open during cruise ship visits to Corner Brook in 2016.

He said vendors and members of the cruise network will have access to city hall to help them in their effort to welcome the visitors to the city, although it appeared city hall wasn't open at all Sunday as visitors huddled around remembrance square using the wifi network.

A key to the building will be provided to those involved in the cruise network for cruise ship visits on the weekends, the mayor said.

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