Ships cruis­ing into Air­lie

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

AIR­LIE Beach continues to be a pop­u­lar cruise ship des­ti­na­tion for tourists, with sev­eral boats dock­ing in town this week.

Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Da­nial Rochford said this week that the cruise ship vis­its con­tin­ued to boost the lo­cal econ­omy.

“Cruise Down Un­der, Aus­tralia’s peak in­dus­try body for cruise ship­ping, has re­cently as­sessed that the cruise ship­ping in­dus­try con­trib­utes $13mil­lion to in gross do­mes­tic prod­uct to the econ­omy of the Whit­sun­day re­gion, he said.

On Mon­day the Pa­cific Dawn ar­rived and was fol­lowed by Sea Princess on Tues­day.

There’s more to come with Pa­cific Jewel ex­pected to ar­rive on Tues­day, July 8. Pa­cific Jewel will spend seven nights at sea, leav­ing Bris­bane be­fore stop­ping in Air­lie Beach en route to Port Dou­glas.

There are three cruise ships sched­uled to ar­rive in the Whit­sun­days in July and an­other four in Au­gust.

SHIP AHOY: Ade­laide res­i­dents An­gela Knolder and Natasha Park vis­ited the Whit­sun­days aboard the cruise ship Pa­cific Dawn, which ar­rived on Mon­day. The girls were able to see the ship from a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on one of Whit­sun­day Jet­ski Tours Daydream Ex­treme tours. Photo cour­tesy Whit­sun­day Jet­ski Tours.

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