Mu­sic makes for warm cruise ship wel­come

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

AIR­LIE Beach’s army of vol­un­teer cruise ship am­bas­sadors were out in force on Mon­day as they wel­comed pas­sen­gers from P & O’s Pa­cific Dawn cruise ship.

There was even live mu­sic to greet the pas­sen­gers as they came ashore.

Lo­cal mu­si­cians Jimmy Hack­ett and Phil Camp­bell vol­un­teered their time on Mon­day morn­ing to play a lively acous­tic set of easy­go­ing, is­land style mu­sic.

Vol­un­teer Ca­role Brauner said the live mu­sic pro­vided a great at­mos­phere for the in­com­ing vis­i­tors.

“It was the first time in a long time we have had mu­sic to greet ev­ery­one and the pas­sen­gers were bop­ping along and re­ally en­joy­ing it,” she said. “The cruise liner trav­elled up from Bris­bane and we had 485 pe- ople book to go on dif­fer­ent tours in the Whit­sun­days.”

Cruise liner Dawn Princess is the next ship to ar­rive, com­ing to Abell Point Ma­rina next Wed­nes­day, July 10 with about 2200 pas­sen­gers.

WEL­COME ASHORE: Vol­un­teer cruise ship am­bas­sadors Carolyn Wil­liams, Chris Weigand, Gay Bow­den, Roger Wod­son, Sue Bowen, Peter Payne, Gwen Jack­son, Tony Dunn and Mar­garet Mould­ing were out in force on Mon­day to wel­come Pa­cific Dawn to town.

WARM WEL­COME: Lo­cal mu­si­cians Phil Camp­bell and Jimmy Hack­ett vol­un­teered their time to wel­come cruise ship vis­i­tors to Air­lie Beach on Mon­day.

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