P&O’s be­fore and af­ter

Cruise Weekly - - News -

CAR­NI­VAL Aus­tralia has high­lighted the dis­cov­ery of a photo be­lieved to show the first cruise ship to ever visit Bris­bane.

The his­toric im­age from the archives of the State Li­brary of Queens­land shows the 22,300-tonne mail steamer Strathaird de­part­ing from the wharf which is still used by cruise ships.

In Dec 1932 Strathaird sailed from Syd­ney to Bris­bane and then to Nor­folk Is­land “mark­ing the birth of Aus­tralian cruis­ing,” Car­ni­val said.

P&O’s Pa­cific Dawn has home­ported in the Qld cap­i­tal since Dec 2009 and has helped lead the state’s emer­gence as a ma­jor cruise source mar­ket in its own right, the com­pany added.

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