Royal Caribbean cruise ship makes a stop in Norfolk

Posted at 3:45 PM, May 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-07 17:18:09-04

Norfolk, Va. - Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship made a stop in Norfolk on Thursday, bringing over 2,000 passengers to the city.

Passengers boarded the ship in Tampa and stopped in Norfolk before they make a trans-Atlantic journey to Ireland.

The ship pulled into the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center at Nauticus around 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Royal Caribbean back to Norfolk,” said Nauticus executive director Stephen E. Kirkland. “No doubt, a ship with 2,000 passengers and 860 crew will have a major impact on our community.”

Some passengers on the ship explored downtown Norfolk while others boarded buses to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.

The ship is scheduled to leave around 6:30 p.m.