2000 vis­i­tors ar­rive on cruise ship

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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