New cruise ship is on the horizon - 1987-05-08
St. Petersburg has been without a cruise ship in its port since the Boheme was purchased by the Church of Scientology last year. The city's search for a replacement ship has been limited by the location of the port, which is too shallow to accommodate many cruise ships.
In an interview Thursday, Mayor Robert Ulrich said the Fiesta Princessa appears to be an ideal replacement.
"It's bigger than the Boheme," he said, and, as a converted ferryboat, "it has a shallower draft."