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Government review into cruise ships sharing naval facilities welcomed.

The Federal Government’s announcement last week that it will be exploring the viability of opening Australian naval ports to cruise ships during summer peaks has been welcomed by Carnival Australia.

“The Australian cruise market has been growing on average at about 20 per cent a year for at least the past six years and is playing a key role in the global growth of cruising,” said chief executive officer Ann Sherry.

The use of naval facilities, specifically Garden Island in Sydney, could significantly address the considerable infrastructure constraints on the burgeoning Australian cruise industry.

“Carnival Australia commends the Federal Government for taking steps to address the serious infrastructure constraints faced by the cruise industry in Sydney Harbour with the review ensuring shared use of naval facilities can be explored fully and in an open and transparent way,” Sherry added.

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