growing popularity as a cruise destination has been given a major boost, with
Cunard today announcing that its magnificent flagship Queen Mary 2 will make
her second call to the port in February 2018.
Mary 2 is due to make her first visit to Busselton on February 13 next year, with guests spending
the day exploring the coastal
town and the famous Margaret River wine region.
encore visit will happen exactly one year later with the liner scheduled to
call at Busselton again on February 13, 2018 as part of her 120-night world
the 2018 visit, Ann Sherry, Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia, which
represents Cunard, said Queen Mary 2’s return was testament to Busselton’s growing
appeal as a cruise destination.
it received its first cruise ship visit in late 2014, Busselton has featured on
many cruise lines’ itineraries, with guests keen to explore the wonderful
attractions and natural beauty of the region,” Ms Sherry said.
Ms Sherry said a one-day transit visit by a
cruise ship could generate up to $500,000 for local communities in crew and
“Cruise tourism is booming around Australia so
it’s wonderful to see the Busselton region sharing in the economic benefits
with a second Cunard visit on the cards,” she said.
Mary 2’s 2018 call will form part of an extended season in Australian waters,
with the liner due to sail on a 13-night circumnavigation of New Zealand as
well as a four-night roundtrip cruise to Kangaroo Island from Melbourne.
2600 guests, Queen Mary 2 is the world's most famous passenger ship, attracting
spectators wherever she goes. Her many features
include more than 1300 staterooms, a soaring six-storey Grand Lobby, the
largest ballroom and library at sea, the three-storey 1347-seat Britannia
Restaurant and Illuminations, the first planetarium at sea.
Cunard’s 2018 World Voyage program
will be on sale from April 13. For more details on Cunard visit www.cunard.com,
phone 132 441 or see a licensed travel agent.
Ph: +61 2 9904 0011