Plans for a new £10 million cruise terminal in Plymouth are set to be released within weeks.
Proposals for a cruise liner terminal in Millbay – opposite the Brittany Ferries operation – have been talked about for the last 10 years in the hopes of utilising the cruise industry like Southampton (above).
The council has reaffirmed its interest in the idea after the boss of the Associated British Ports (ABP), Dave Atkin, suggested it had fizzled out.
Speaking to the Plymouth Herald, a council spokesman said last night: "With the significant regeneration taking place and the Mayflower 2020 celebrations just a few years away, the time has never been better to promote Plymouth as a cruise destination.
"We have the location offer at Millbay but we also need to look at the big questions around physical constraints as well as the economic investment arguments.
"We hope to be in a position in the next few weeks to give more detail about this exciting development."
Mr Atkin said he believed a new cruise terminal in Plymouth could generate £12.5 million for the local economy every year.
He believes around 50 cruise liners could visit Plymouth if the new berth is provided.
Peter Hartland, chief executive of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, said they remained "very supportive" of the project.