TOURISM bosses have come up with a bizarre plan to turn Hull into the cruise capital of the world.
But not everyone is so sure. One travel source said: “It’s commendable to boost your city and push it but I think they have their work cut out.
“It’s taking the staycation thing to a whole new level.”
The proposal includes a £73million cruise terminal.
Specialist architects and marine engineers are being brought in to oversee the project — although it still needs full council approval.
But officials say it will happen come Hull or high water and reckon it could be up and running within four years.
A Hull City Council spokesman said: “While still very much in the planning stage, designs for the terminal, pontoon and bridge have reached an advanced stage, and a target date for the first operational season of the new facility would be around 2025.”
Hull was the UK’s City of Culture in 2017.
It is a leading foreign trading port for various cargoes and the only passenger port on the Humber Estuary, serving Belgian and Dutch ferry links.
Daren Hale, leader of the city council, said: “Being the exit and entry point for Europe, a cruise terminal is a logical development for Hull’s proud maritime tradition.”