Its a royal welcome for Queen Elizabeth today at Port Adelaide.
Cunard’s popular luxury cruise ship makes her maiden call at Adelaide’s Outer Harbour 2 on 16 February 2016. On her first South Australian visit, Queen Elizabeth’s port stop is estimated to bring $500,000 to Adelaide through port charges and cruise spends through guests.
In Adelaide for a day as part of its 121-day World Voyage, guests aboard the 90,900 tonne Queen Elizabeth will have an opportunity to explore the city, take tours to Barossa, Adelaide & Cleland Wildlife Park, heritage site of Hahndorf, South Australian Museum. The ship leaves for Melbourne on 16 February, 2016 at 11:30 pm.
Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship Queen Victoria will also make her maiden visit to South Australia calling at Kangaroo Island next month on 4 March, 2016.
Meanwhile, the South Australian government is upbeat about the growth of cruise tourism in the state during 2015-2016 cruise season. Tourism Minister Leon Bigness told the Advertiser, “We have already welcomed 19 cruise ship visits – 11 in Adelaide, two in Port Lincoln and six on Kangaroo Island – and there are 17 more scheduled visits to go before the end of the season in May.”
“Last season we had 32 cruise ship visits and this generated more than $16.1 million for our visitor economy.”
“Our target is 43 cruise ship visits to SA by 2020, generating an estimated $17 million for our economy.”
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Settle in for a luxury voyage as you sail from Sydney to Singapore on board Cunard’s elegant Queen Elizabeth.
Free flight and hotel stay
In Sydney, you’ll embark the exquisite Queen Elizabeth. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are just some of this ship’s glamorous delights. Settle into your luxury surroundings as you set sail for Singapore, discovering a wealth of captivating destinations along the way.