The Bay will see a record number of six cruise ship visits during 2013 with three calling in one week in September.
Regular visitors the Artania and Delphin will arrive on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September respectively. There is a first time visit for the Thompson Spirit on Friday 6 September.
It is estimated that there will be over 3,000 passengers aboard the three ships bringing a welcome boost to local tourism with many passengers enjoying free time to explore the resort.
The Artania called back in May and will return on Tuesday 17 September. This visit will be followed by the Albatros calling in Sunday 6 October.
Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: "We are looking forward to welcoming the ships to the Bay - it is wonderful that we will have three in one week. Our drive to attract more cruise ships to the Bay appears to be paying off. This is the largest number of cruise ship visits we have had for some time and there are plans to encourage even more vessels to visit the Bay.
"Attracting cruise ships means continued investment for our maritime tourism and we hope to get back to the cruise ship business we have had in the past. A key aim is for the private sector to promote alternative excursion options that help to keep more passengers in the Bay during their visit."
Carolyn Custerson, CEO of English Riviera Tourism Company, said: "The cruise ship visits bring new international guests giving a boost to the local tourism economy. We are creating opportunities to establish ourselves as a UK destination in the rapidly expanding cruise market. We have recently produced an inspiring video which will be distributed industry-wide to try and attract more cruise operators to the English Riviera."
Executive Head of Tor Bay Harbour Authority, Kevin Mowat, said: "We want to ensure that the ships and their guests enjoy a safe visit to our port. The passengers receive a fantastic welcome and have access to all of the relevant information needed to navigate around the Bay and to make their short stay a memorable one. This will hopefully encourage future visits."
"Through our partnership with Destination South West and Cruise Britain, we aim to welcome even more cruise ships into the Bay over the coming years. This includes focusing on providing more locally based itineraries for cruise passengers with a new tour to Cockington included this year."
Itineraries will be tailored based on passenger profiling of each ship to encourage the visitors to stay local.