An Allure of the Seas cruise liner made its way to Haig Mill Lake this past week as residents prepare for the opening of the new city park. The park is in the final phase of construction and has been made possible mostly through SPLOST funding.
Mayor Mock said that cruise ship could bring “unprecedented opportunities for our tourism industry” as the 1,100 foot vessel can hold over 5,000 occupants with amenities ranging from 25 restaurants to four full-sized swimming pools.
Locals, however, have some apprehension. Windimere resident Joanie Sears stated, “Is this really a good thing for the neighborhood? Also, how the **** did it get here?”
The captain of the ship could not be reached for comment.
It is unclear at this time how this will affect the park’s, “no motorized boats” policy.