Oklahoma’s state legislature has awarded a $2,320,000 federal grant to a cruise ship that will make a stop at the Grand Canyon, The Oklahoman reported.
The cruise ship will also feature an exhibition of its newest exhibits, the Grand Teton Cruise Ship Exhibit, The Grand Tonic Tour of Grand Tonto and The Grand Canyon Cruise Ship.
The state also has awarded the ship $1.2 million in tourism development funding to renovate the Grand Pines Hotel.
In 2016, the cruise ship, called the Grand Cruise Ship, visited the Grand Tetons, Grand Tails and Grand Tides, which have been featured in the popular films “The Grand Tunes” and “Frozen.”
The state says the cruise ships will also host an educational event in addition to the Grand Opening.
In a statement released by the state’s tourism development office, state Tourism Commissioner Michael Brown said the grant will “enable us to create a vibrant new entertainment destination that connects Oklahomans with the Grand Terrace and the Grand Tuscan National Park.”
Brown added that the cruise boat’s arrival will bring visitors “to the heart of the Grand Canyons.”