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Majestic Princess Returns To Sydney Launching Record Australian Cruise Season

The Majestic PrincessAustralia’s summer cruise season has officially begun following the return of international megaliner Majestic Princess to Sydney this morning. The largest and newest ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, Majestic Princess’ return to Sydney also marks the beginning of Princess’ biggest ever Australian season which is set to inject upwards of $70 million into the New South Wales economy. (more…)

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Cruise360 Australasia Joins a Revolution on Shore. Robert Morgenstern confirmed to join international speakers

The cruise industry’s key annual forum Cruise360 Australasia will embrace the worldwide revolution underway in shore excursions, with Holland America Group operations chief Robert Morgenstern confirmed to join international speakers at the August event. (more…)

Infrastructure woes sharply slowed down Australian market growth last year

AIDAcara at Sydney on December 19, 2017  (Photo courtesy AIDA Cruises)Problems with land based infrastructure particularly in Sydney contributed to a sharp slowdown in the growth of the Australian cruise market last year, CLIA Australasia figures show.In 2018, a total of 1.35 million Australians took a cruise, which was just 0.9% more than in the previous year. In 2017, the year on growth had been robust 4.4%. (cruisebusiness.com)

Sydney: ‘We’ve had enough erosion of our culture’: Indigenous fishing threatened by cruise plan

On Saturday Indigenous leaders Tim Ella and Trevor Walker will hold a fishing day at Yarra Bay, a cove on the north-eastern side of Botany Bay. Mr Ella and Mr Walker expect more than 100 people to turn up, mostly schoolchildren, and the two elders will spend much of the day passing on the traditional net-fishing skills they learned as children in southern Sydney. (smh.com.au)


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New Plan to Build Cruise in New South Wales

AIDAcara at Sydney on December 19, 2017  (Photo courtesy AIDA Cruises)“A new Cruise Development Plan released by the New South Wales government earlier this year promises to look into the viability of more cruise berths in Sydney, either at Molineaux Point or Yarra Bay”, said Sandra Chipchase, CEO, Destination NSW. (cruiseindustrynews.com)


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