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.
More top news
Newcastle International Airport is officially the best in Britain, according to passengers.
As figures show costs differ widely for families across the UK, are Labour right to say the government has failed working families?
Children in the North East are set to benefit from free outdoor swimming sessions aimed at improving their knowledge in water safety.