Cruise tourists aren’t coming

Goody, goody gumdrops. The port authority is all giddy about six cruise ships coming to the city next year.

To the Editor,

Re: Six vessels expected for 2016, June 9.

Goody, goody gumdrops. The port authority is all giddy about six cruise ships coming to the city next year. But it is a far cry from the 30 ships it gloated would be docking yearly as it spent $24 million to build the shiny new terminal.

Talking with passengers from the first of only three boats to pull in this year, they said they only spent a few bucks on coffee. It is nowhere near the $200 the port authority claimed each tourist and crew member would spend when they ventured off the ship.

J.C. BroderickNanaimo