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Bunbury ready to welcome cruise ship this Saturday

Friday, 9 June 2017

The Pacific Eden may not have intended to visit Bunbury this weekend, but plans are in motion for the cruise ship to receive a greeting so warm that its passengers will be left wondering why the city wasn't on their itinerary in the first place.

Following news of the luxury liner's last minute change of plans, the Cruise Bunbury committee swung into action to ensure passengers will enjoy a memorable experience from the moment they step ashore.

Quick work by committee members means that when the cruise ship sails into the Outer Harbour on Saturday, a welcome marquee staffed by the Bunbury Visitor Centre, welcome packs and shuttle buses will be waiting.

Cruise Bunbury acting chairman and South West Development Commission industry development officer Mark Exeter said it was exciting that the Pacific Eden had chosen Bunbury for the visit.

"The Cruise Bunbury committee has been very active in promoting the region, and recent discussions with cruise lines included our ability to cater for cruise ships on short notice," Mr Exeter said.

"With hundreds of people potentially exploring what Bunbury has to offer on Saturday, let's all do our part to be good ambassadors for the city.

"We know that cruise ship passengers are return visitors, so let's give Pacific Eden passengers plenty of reasons to want to come back for a longer stay."

Mr Exeter thanked Southern Ports Authority Bunbury for being so accommodating, and the Bunbury Visitor Centre for organising the welcome activities.

The Pacific Eden will arrive between 8am and 9am, giving its passengers time to explore Bunbury before departing about 4.30pm.

Cruise Bunbury is coordinated by SWDC and comprises representatives from Australia's South West, Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industry, City of Bunbury, Southern Ports Authority, and local businesses.

The Pacific Eden may not have intended to visit Bunbury this weekend, but plans are in motion for the cruise ship to receive a greeting so warm that its passengers will be left wondering why the city wasn't on their itinerary in the first place.
Following news of the luxury liner's last minute change of plans, the Cruise Bunbury committee swung into action to ensure passengers will enjoy a memorable experience from the moment they step ashore.
Quick work by committee members means that when the cruise ship sails into the Outer Harbour on Saturday, a welcome marquee staffed by the Bunbury Visitor Centre, welcome packs and shuttle buses will be waiting.
Cruise Bunbury acting chairman and South West Development Commission industry development officer Mark Exeter said it was exciting that the Pacific Eden had chosen Bunbury for the visit.
"The Cruise Bunbury committee has been very active in promoting the region, and recent discussions with cruise lines included our ability to cater for cruise ships on short notice," Mr Exeter said.
"With hundreds of people potentially exploring what Bunbury has to offer on Saturday, let's all do our part to be good ambassadors for the city.
"We know that cruise ship passengers are return visitors, so let's give Pacific Eden passengers plenty of reasons to want to come back for a longer stay."
Mr Exeter thanked Southern Ports Authority Bunbury for being so accommodating, and the Bunbury Visitor Centre for organising the welcome activities.
The Pacific Eden will arrive between 8am and 9am, giving its passengers time to explore Bunbury before departing about 4.30pm.
Cruise Bunbury is coordinated by SWDC and comprises representatives from Australia's South West, Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industry, City of Bunbury, Southern Ports Authority, and local businesses

 

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