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Luxury liner arrives on Tyne

The first luxury cruise ship of 2012 arrives on the Tyne, as officials expect a record-breaking year.

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Cruise ship season starts

MSC Lirica Credit: Port of Tyne

A record number of cruise ships are expected to berth in the region this year. The Port of Tyne is making final preparations to welcome the first ship, the MSC Lirica.

This cruise ship will have nearly 2,000 tourists on board, they'll spend the day exploring the North East. 37 ships are expected in total.

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