Another strong cruise season for Newcastle
The Newcastle cruise season is set to open with eleven cruise ship visits currently scheduled for November to May.
Newcastle is receiving growing interest as a cruise ship stopover, bringing thousands of visitors and millions of dollars in benefits to the local economy.
The visiting ships will include the 122,000 tonne Celebrity Solstice, the largest cruise ship to visit Newcastle. It has an occupancy of 2850.
Other visiting ships will include Pacific Dawn (two visits), Pacific Jewel, Azamara Quest, Pacific Aria, Silver Whisper, Radiance of the Sea, Queen Elizabeth, Pacific Aria and Insignia.