Thousands of people are expected to make their way to Wearside for the Tall Ships event, which starts tomorrow.
A fleet is travelling from all corners of the globe to take part in the race - after members of the public are given a chance to look around the vessels.
The Tyne and Wear Metro has announced it's running extra services to and from Sunderland over the four-day event. Passengers are being warned to expect busy queues at the stations.
A number of the ships on arrived on Tuesday. Check out our pictures below.