1800 passengers arrive on cruise ship
ABELL Point Marina welcomed 1800 passengers from the cruise liner Sun Princess to the Whitsundays on Sunday.
Volunteer cruise ship ambassador co-ordinator Judi Dunn said the visitors booked a total of 364 local tours throughout the day.
“The passengers thoroughly en- joyed the live music by Jim Hackett and Phil Campbell as they arrived at the marina and waited to board buses to Airlie Beach,” she said.
“Even though many of the guests were disappointed they didn’t stop in Port Douglas, they were delighted that they were able to spend a whole day in the Whitsundays and we received fantastic feedback from all visitors who completed tours.”
Radiance of the Seas will be the next cruise ship to arrive at Abell Point Marina this Sunday, October 20 at 7am.
There will be two more cruise ships in October and a further two in November and December.
Mrs Dunn said ambassadors would be looking forward to the arrival of the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship on November 25, with a passenger capacity of more than 2000 people.
WARM WELCOME: Staff of the Sun Princess gathered with Whitsunday cruise ship ambassadors Ingrid Maring, Carolyn Williams, Gianluca Frangi, Gay Bowden, Amy Veerasany, Jim Hackett, (back) Peter Payne, Theo Dunkley, Wendy Downes, Noelene Helman, Noeline McArthur, Doug Hilary and Phil Campbell when they arrived at Abell Point Marina on Sunday.