Cruise passengers fill the streets

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Sun Princess passengers Ian and Jean Lowe of Two Rocks at the Mid West Ports’ welcome area.
Camera IconSun Princess passengers Ian and Jean Lowe of Two Rocks at the Mid West Ports’ welcome area. Credit: Geoff Vivian The Geraldton Guardian

Ian and Jean Lowe from the Perth suburb of Two Rocks are spending today in Geraldton which is their first port of call before a voyage around Indonesia.

They are passengers on the cruise ship Sun Princess which is in the Mid West port city for just 10.5 hours.

Jean said she had not visited Geraldton for 12 or 15 years and she was impressed with the changes to the foreshore.

She said they wanted to see as much as possible before embarking at 5.30pm.

As they had just started their cruise the couple said they would not be doing much shopping, but hoped to take a bottle of wine on board as it would be much less expensive.

They were among the 2100 mostly Western Australian passengers filling the streets of Geraldton, having just begun their voyage at Fremantle.

Another cruise ship, Ms Regatta is due in Geraldton on Thursday with a more international mix of about 680 passengers.

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