Mary recently welcomed Fred Olsen's 880 passenger ship Boudicca into her constituency. Fred Olsen were recently voted Cruise Liner of the Year in the Cruise International Awards and have four calls from the North Shields Terminal this Autumn, which will increase to five next year.

Mary said "I was delighted to welcome Boudicca into the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal. This is a great opportunity for my constituents, who are considering a cruise, to be able to have such a local point of departure. It also brings millions of pounds into the region, giving the local economy a much need boost."