2000 visitors arrive on cruise ship
ABELL Point Marina welcomed 2000 passengers from cruise liner Pacific Dawn to the Whitsundays on Monday, complete with an entire wedding party.
Volunteer cruise ship ambassador co-ordinator Judi Dunn said there were just over 1600 visitors to Airlie Beach and 535 booked local tours for the day.
“The passengers really enjoyed the music by Jim Hackett and Phil Campbell at the marina. There were people of all ages dancing and singing along,” she said.
“Then we had an entire wedding party step off, including the bride walking off the boat in her wedding dress. They had the wedding at the Coral Sea Resort and then had the reception back on the cruise ship.”
The Sun Princess will be the next cruise ship to arrive, due at noon on Sunday, October 13.
There will be three more cruise ships in October and a further two in November and December.
WARM WELCOME: Cruise ship ambassadors Wal Reintals, Chris Weigand, Julie Adriaans, Dinah Dudley and Peter Payne were on hand to welcome passengers from P&O cruise liner Pacific Dawn on Monday morning.