A study of the impact of cruise ship visits on businesses in New London shows that it is, predictably, good. Passengers get off the ships and spend money, which is what it’s all about.
The results of the survey suggest the passengers spent an average of $12 in each business they patronized. The Day of New London reports that most of the business people surveyed believe the town needs to encourage these wallet-opening tendencies by sprucing up the place a bit.
Eight cruise ships are scheduled to stop in New London this year during on New England / Canada coastal tours .