Let's make a splash Geraldton

Published: Friday, 16 September 2022 at 11:03:48 AM

Cruise is returning, and Geraldton is preparing to welcome one of our biggest ships to our city at the end of October!

At 294 metres long and hosting up to 2900 passengers and crew, the Coral Princess is the longest cruise ship Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) has welcomed to our harbour.  She is also the first large cruise vessel to visit Western Australia in two and a half years, a fitting tribute to the return of cruise to Geraldton!

MWPA is working closely with the City of Greater Geraldton (CGG) to ensure the passenger experience in Geraldton is world-class.

Geraldton will welcome four cruise ships, hosting up to 6,100 passengers and crew before New Year, with another 14 cruise ships on the calendar for 2023. 

Interested persons can stay in touch with cruise dates by visiting this link: https://www.visitgeraldton.com.au/experiences/cruisinggeraldton.aspx


Quotes attributable to MWPA CEO, Damian Tully:

“We are very excited to be welcoming cruise back to Geraldton after two and a half years.”

“Cruise plays an important role in the activation of the Mid West tourism industry and MWPA is extremely honoured to help facilitate this.”

“There will be a lot of passengers in town on the day and we encourage our community to welcome them and assist where possible.”

“MWPA is working very closely with CGG to ensure visitors to Geraldton and the Mid West have an exceptional experience.”


Quotes attributable to CGG Mayor, Shane Van Styn:

“We are looking forward to welcoming the Coral Princess and her passengers to Geraldton next month.

“It’s been some time since cruise ships visited our shores, so this will be a very exciting arrival that I’m sure the entire community will be buzzing about.  

“A sense of normality is finally returning to the tourism industry, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more cruise ships in the future and showing off our vibrant seaside city.”

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