Townsville welcomes first ship

More than 2000 passengers and crew alighted from Holland America Line’s Volendam late last week as the vessel became the first to dock at the new $85 million Quayside cruise terminal in Townsville, North Queensland. Welcoming the vessel was live music from the local Kirwan High School band, food stalls, volunteer tour guides and an official visit from the city’s Mayor Cr Jenny Hill, who presented Volendam Captain Jeroen Baijens with a plaque commemorating the inaugural visit. “We hope the positive feedback from these experiences will encourage more cruise shipping ...
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