The Port of Brisbane announced that it has welcomed the 100th cruise ship to the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal
The 100th ship was the Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, which arrived at the port of Brisbane on February 26, 2023.
The port authority marked the occasion with a special cake cutting and the event was attended by the port’s CEO Neil Stephens and the ship’s Captain, Arild Hansen.
The port has already seen more than 430,000 travelers pass through the facility, some on their holiday, others arriving home or spending a day in Brisbane.
According to the port, each ship visit contributed almost $1 million to the state’s economy, thus giving Queensland’s economy a boost.
The Port of Brisbane expressed its gratitude by writing: “A huge thank you to our cruise passengers, the Port of Brisbane team and all the workers that have made the terminal a great success!”
The Quantum of the Seas will offer roundtrip sailings from Brisbane from late February to April 2023.
On March 3, the ship will set sail on a seven-night Queensland Cruise from Brisbane to Yorkeys Nob and Willis Island. This will be followed by a shorter, four-day cruise to Airlie Beach on March 10.
On March 14, the Quantum of the Seas will embark on a 13-night New Zealand cruise with calls in Wellington, Picton, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and the Bay of Islands. After this, the ship will move to the South Pacific exploring islands such as the Mystery Island, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Tahiti.