Carnival thumbs up for GC cruise plan

Carnival thumbs up for GC cruise plan
By admin


The Queensland Government’s call for expressions of interest for the development of a multi-purpose cruise facility on the Gold Coast has been branded a “step in the right direction” by Carnival boss Ann Sherry.

Sherry identified cruising as a natural fit for the region which would see local tourism benefit from an influx of cruise passengers.

"Cruising's growth in Queensland has played a significant part in our industry becoming the standout success of Australian tourism in recent years," she said.

The cruise line "looks forward" to working the with relevant authorities to develop a cruise ship terminal on the Gold Coast, she added.

“We have always said that if the facilities are there the cruise ships will come and we clearly welcome this intiative to make the Gold Coast part of cruising’s overall economic success."

Latest News

  • Destinations
  • Tourism

Surge in Australians visiting Japan

The number of Australians visiting Japan in the first quarter of 2024 increased by 46.3% compared to the same period in 2019, new data released by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) shows. Visitor numbers in March alone were up a staggering 87.4% compared to March 2019. “These figures are fantastic to see and confirm what […]

  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • News

Seabourn announces Western Kimberley Traditional Owners as Godparents of Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn has named Western Kimberley Traditional Owners, the Wunambal Gaambera, as Godparents of the ultra-luxury purpose-built Seabourn Pursuit. It is the first cruise line to appoint Traditional Owners as godparents of a ship. Seabourn Pursuit embarks on its inaugural season in the Kimberley region this June. The naming ceremony will take place on Seabourn Pursuit’s […]

  • Luxury

Malolo Island Resort opens brand new Spa

Fiji’s Malolo Island has added another string to its bow – opening its $1.3 million day spa on Thursday, 18th April 2024. (Lead Image: matriarch Rosie Whitton with spa staff) Located at the edge of the resort’s luscious patch of tropical rainforest, the new “Leilani’s Spa” adds another level of elevated experiences to Malolo’s already […]