New cruise passenger terminal
Sydney Ports Corporation is inviting public comment on plans for a White Bay cruise passenger terminal. The project, says Annette Woods, Sydney Ports executive general manager planning and infrastructure, would strengthen Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s cruise capital.
Welcome back, Rhapsody …
On October 16, Royal Caribbean’s 2000-passenger Rhapsody of the Seas arrived in Sydney Harbour to begin her fourth consecutive Australian season of summer cruising. Rhapsody will sail 17 cruises, including classic South Pacific Island itineraries that include New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. This season, some new destinations have been added to the list - Champagne Bay in Vanuatu, Lautoka in Fiji and Newcastle, NSW (gateway to the Hunter Valley).
Sun Princess Has Kiwi Flavour
Wednesday 13 October saw the launch of the Southern Hemisphere cruise season on board the giant Sun Princess. Sally Macmillan (Editor, Cruise Passenger magazine) and I were among the media and VIPs gathered on the ship’s pool deck for official speeches and a taste of what passengers, about to board, may expect.