Seabourn Sojourn docks in Geraldton today

Geraldton Guardian
The Seabourn Sojourn. City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said 12 cruise ships came to Geraldton in 2018, six of which were inaugural calls.
Camera IconThe Seabourn Sojourn. City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said 12 cruise ships came to Geraldton in 2018, six of which were inaugural calls. Credit: Supplied

The last cruise ship of 2018 is scheduled to dock at Geraldton Port about 11am today, capping off what mayor Shane Van Styn has called a “bumper cruise ship year”.

The Seabourn Sojourn has a 458-passenger capacity, a ship length of 650 feet and width of 84 feet.

For retailers, the mayor’s message is simple — throw your doors wide open.

“This includes things such as attracting passenger’s attention with signage to welcome them,” Mr Van Styn said.

“Offering some unique products and also (you should) let the Visitor Centre staff know if you’re doing anything special while the ship is in Geraldton.”

The City estimates roughly $750,000 has been injected into the local economy from cruise ship visits in 2018.

The first ship of the new year is scheduled to arrive in Geraldton in five days time.

Passengers will disembark the MS Regatta on Friday about 8am.

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