Geraldton cruise ship spend estimated at $230, 000

Geraldton Guardian
Azamara Quest is 180 meters long, 25 meters wide and weighs 30,277 tonnes. It has 8 guest decks, 345 staterooms, 46 club suites, 200 club veranda staterooms , 73 club oceanview staterooms and 26 club interior staterooms.
Camera IconAzamara Quest is 180 meters long, 25 meters wide and weighs 30,277 tonnes. It has 8 guest decks, 345 staterooms, 46 club suites, 200 club veranda staterooms , 73 club oceanview staterooms and 26 club interior staterooms. Credit: Supplied

Passengers from the first cruise ship to stay overnight in Geraldton Port are expected to make more than $230,000 worth of purchases during their stay, and splash about $625,000 around the State.

Azamara Quest marketers said the ship boasted a 1098-passenger capacity, meaning average passenger spend in Geraldton was estimated at $209 per person.

The cruise ship docked at Geraldton Port at 1.30pm today and will depart about 5pm the next day.

Manager director of the cruise liner’s Australian and New Zealand voyages, Susan Bonner, said she hoped the longer visit would enable guests to see more of Geraldton.

“We have a major focus on guests staying longer and experiencing more in a destination, so they’re really going to be able to make the most of Geraldton’s sights on this visit, including the incredible, naturally occurring Pink Lake and Back Beach,” Ms Bonner said.

The next cruise ship to dock at Geraldton Port will be Seabourn Sojourn, on December 28.

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