P&O drops anchor at Fraser Island today

P&O CRUISES will make a return visit to the Fraser Coast on Monday December 12, bringing a wave of new visitors to the region.

The 1260-guest Pacific Eden will be dropping anchor off Fraser Island on its round-trip from Sydney, marking the second visit this year from the famous cruise line.

Kingfisher Bay Resort Group General Manager David Hay said the partnership with P&O Cruises had delivered new market potential for the Fraser Coast.

"The domestic cruise market has grown significantly in recent years, and we welcome this exciting opportunity to attract more visitors to both Fraser Island and the region," Mr Hay said.

"The Fraser Coast has some incredible products and experiences to offer our domestic and international visitors, and it is pleasing to see this potential being recognised by major companies like P&O Cruises."

Acting General Manager of Fraser Coast Tourism and Events (FCTE) Bradley Nardi said he wsa pleased to welcome P&O back to the Fraser Coast, following the visit in April.

"An exciting program has been planned for visitors including tours of Fraser Island with Fraser Explorer Tours, remote western Fraser tours with Tasman Venture, and jet-ski tours with AquaVue Cafe Watersports," Mr Nardi said.

Mr Nardi said a mobile visitor information centre would be set up on the island to welcome the guests and provide information on the region to encourage return visits.

Monday's visit is part of an agreement with P&O which includes a further five cruise ships entering the Great Sandy Strait in 2017.



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