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Ahoy Explorer Dream

The Gladstone region will say ‘Ahoy’ tomorrow morning when the latest edition to the Dream Cruise Fleet, the Explorer Dream docks in port.

Boasting a passenger capacity of 1,856 people, the vessel will be the third largest cruise liner to dock in the Port of Gladstone this year at an impressive 268m.

Gladstone Ports Corporation Acting CEO Craig Walker said it’s fantastic to see the intrepid new vessel visiting our port, hosting the latest in world-class entertainment and award winning cuisine.

“The Explorer Dream is making her maiden voyage into Gladstone tomorrow, the first of seven visits she will make to Gladstone port between now and December,” Mr Walker said.

“We have eight cruise ship visits left for 2019, to have seven of those from the one company is an outstanding achievement and a testament to the Dream Cruise Fleet’s commitment to our region.

“The possibilities for our region are endless when it comes to tourism, with East Shores 1B that includes a new cruise terminal and recreational precinct to open in 2020, we will be greeting cruise visitors into our world-class facility.

“We are committed to the future of Gladstone and Queensland encouraging the next wave of growth and development, with the tourism industry is an integral part in that strategy,” Mr Walker said.

The Port of Gladstone will welcome the Explorer Dream back a further six times this year.​
The Feast on East markets will open from 7am at the beautiful GPC East Shores Precinct. For those keen for a splash around, the East Shores Water Play Park will open at 9am.

For further information on the remaining Cruise Liner visits go to​.​