Cruise ships keep coming to the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is fast establishing itself as a highly attractive cruise ship destination.
In the wake of another rave review from Pacific Pearl passengers, boutique luxury cruise ship Azamara Quest has added the Sunshine Coast to its itinerary and will drop anchor off Mooloolaba early next year.
The five-star cruise line is part of the Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise group.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the stopover would be part of a 10-day cruise from Cairns to Sydney.
“The Azamara Quest is a luxury cruise ship that will carry 680 passengers and 450 crew,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Its arrival here on January 10 will provide another significant boost for our local businesses and tourism operators who have done a tremendous job in rolling out the red carpet for Pacific Pearl passengers during both of their recent stopovers.
“Council has worked hard to encourage and support the arrival of the Pacific Pearl and the Azamara Quest and if we can continue to treat our cruise ship guests to a wonderful time here, it could encourage more visits by the Royal Caribbean cruise ship group.