Carnival Australia has welcomed the NSW Government's announcement of a multi-user cruise terminal in Newcastle to support cruise tourism in the Hunter region via a press statement.
Speaking in Newcastle, Sture Myrmell, President of P&O Cruises, said the announcement was good news.
"It reinforces the great reputation the people of Newcastle have earned over the years for the warmth of their welcome for the thousands of cruise visitors to the region," Myrmell said.
"This local investment in port infrastructure acknowledges the Hunter region's attractiveness as a cruise destination, with its ease of access to the surrounding wine growing district and other quality attractions.
"It also acknowledges cruise tourism's local economic contribution as the industry continues to record double-digit growth in passenger numbers in Australia with domestic itineraries and short break cruises among the big growth areas in this market.
"The new multiple-use cruise terminal will be an excellent local asset to support and encourage cruise ship calls to Newcastle," Myrmell added.