Facebookers split over P&O; ships docking off Fraser Coast

A READER poll has revealed overwhelming support for two P&O cruise ships coming to the Fraser Coast, while our Facebook reader's are split on the decision. 

The poll revealed 76% of those who responded thought it would benefit the local economy. 

The Fraser Coast has cracked the lucrative cruise market, with P&O's Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden to stop at Fraser Island twice in 2016.

The Chronicle can reveal P&O ships will make two trips to Kingfisher Bay Resort in 2016 and five in 2017.

The 55,000 tonne Pacific Aria will arrive to the World Heritage Listed island on a round trip from Brisbane on April 3 and the Pacific Eden from Sydney on December 12, 2016.

What do you think about P&O cruises coming to the Fraser Coast?

This poll ended on 28 October 2015.

Current Results

I think it's great news and will be great for our economy


I don't like the idea


I think it will have it's benefits


I think it will take business away from small businesses in the area


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



Larry Ray: "It's a shame that only one business on Fraser Island will benefit from this."

Marko Caleta: "This is great news for the local economy and to promote Fraser Island."

Christine Hogan: "This morning in an interview on local radio the mayor proclaimed that these cruise ship passengers would be brought to the Hervey Bay mainland, loaded onto buses and taken to our heritage city and other outllying areas."

Wim Rietveld: "I think it is a great idea. This is only going to happen twice in two years, it can do no harm. I like reading other peoples comments and it is very noticeable that some regulars never have anything positive to say.

Lawrence Wyvill: "Wrong so wrong environment/ whales just so what kingfisher not the main land make money time we close kingfisher bay resort it not environmental friendly that's just a big lie."

Kylie Twitch: "As long as they don't wreck the waterways, put any of our animals in danger or mess with whale migration."

Ken Matheson: "Does that mean we have to dress up like some ancient mariner and row out to it with our trinkets for sale?"

Charlotte Baker: "Would be amazing if it can eventually take passengers from here too."

Kerry Haywood: "Fantastic!!! Let everyone experience our paradise."


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