Baby born on cruise ship

P&O Cruises' New-look Pacific Dawn Sails into Brisbane (port side).
P&O Cruises' New-look Pacific Dawn Sails into Brisbane (port side).

CRUISE ship ambassadors welcome thousands of excited visitors to the Whitsundays each year - but none have been in the same rush as one newborn girl this week.

Airlie Beach Cruise Ship Ambassadors' coordinator Brian Richardson said a Pacific Dawn crew member gave birth to a baby girl at 11.50pm last Wednesday while the ship was off the Whitsunday coast.

He said mum and her 2.2kg baby were transferred by tender boat to Abell Point Marina the next morning and taken to Proserpine Hospital where both are reportedly doing well.

No word on a name yet, but Mr Richardson joked on the ambassadors' Facebook page that he's putting his money on 'Baby Dawn'.

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