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London set to welcome big cruise ships by 2017 with new terminal

London, England is set to start receiving big cruise ships by 2017, as Mayor Boris Johnson approves plans for a Thames cruise ship terminal in Greenwhich.

Mayor Boris Johnson and the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Planning Board approved plans for the terminal to begin construction at the Enderby Wharf, in the south-east part of the city.

London’s first cruise ship terminal will give another boost to the already booming tourism industry in the city. London is the most visited city in the world as per Business Insider with 18.8 million international visitors predicted for 2015.

Some smaller cruise ships already sail from London’s Tower Bridge Terminal to different European destinations, but the new terminal will allow London to welcome bigger ships.