Another bumper cruise season

Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2024 at 12:37:55 PM

Nearly 9,000 people have visited Geraldton this cruise season in what has been one of the biggest seasons to date.

Five ships spanning seven visits were welcomed to Geraldton generating millions for the local economy whilst also providing guests with a taste of the Midwest that is sure to entice them back for more.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Jerry Clune and Mid West Ports CEO Damian Tully congratulated the community and all those involved in welcoming cruise ship passengers and crew.

“The service our community provides to our cruise ship passengers has gone from strength to strength,” said Mayor Clune. 

“Cruise visits would not be possible without the leadership and support of the City and the Port working in collaboration to increase tourism to our city and the Midwest.  Together we have built an enviable passenger experience, something we are very proud of,” continued Mayor Clune.

Mr Tully took the opportunity to praise Geraldton’s cruise ship volunteers and to expand on what lays ahead for Geraldton and cruise ship visitation.

“The unwavering dedication of our cruise ship volunteers must be acknowledged, their ongoing commitment to welcoming thousands of visitors to our shores has had a huge impact on the delivery of the fantastic shoreside experience Geraldton provides.”

“The future looks incredibly promising for the Midwest’s cruise economy as we collectively continue to refine the service provided to cruise ship visitors further enhancing Geraldton’s desirability as a cruise destination of choice,” added Mr Tully.

Cruise tourism to Geraldton is delivered in collaboration between Mid West Ports, the City of Greater Geraldton and Welcome Hub partner, Euphorium.

More than $4 million was injected into the local economy and 16 full time jobs were created this season from the 8945 passengers and crew members who came ashore.

The 2024/2025 cruise season is primed to be another lucrative one with six ship visits scheduled of which four will be inaugural visits.

Details of upcoming cruise visits are available to view at



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