For the first time ever cruise ship Seabourn Sojourn, will be visiting Geraldton as part of its world tour.
The luxury ship will be the first to visit Geraldton for 2014 and is expected to sail in on Tuesday February 25 at 10am with about 450 passengers on board, plus 330 crew members.
Geraldton’s Meet and Greet Volunteers, local band Folklore and stallholders will be at the Batavia Coast Marina to welcome tendered passengers ashore.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said in 2013 the City saw three cruise ships with an overall capacity of 6,946 passengers and 2,400 crew anchor in Geraldton.
“We welcomed 6,060 passengers ashore and we have always had positive feedback from them about our volunteers and we are known across the State as having one of the warmest welcomes to Western Australia,” he said.
Currently six ships are scheduled to visit in 2014:
- 25 February – Seabourn Sojourn as part of its world tour.
- 4 March and 4 November – Radiance of the Seas will be returning to Geraldton waters after having visited seven times previously.
- 12 March – Amadea, a German ship, is visiting Geraldton for the first time.
- 7 July and 14 September – Sea Princess will be coming to Geraldton; its sister ships Dawn Princess and Sun Princess have previously stopped in Geraldton.
Eleven visits are scheduled for 2015.
For more information about cruise ship visits, or to become a Meet and Greet Volunteer, contact Joanne Brown via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Geraldton Visitor Centre on (08)9921 3999.