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The Silver Discoverer cruises into the Port of Bundaberg
Bundaberg’s first cruise ship in more than ten years will dock at the Port of Bundaberg this Saturday, during its journey from Port Villa to Cairns.
The Silver Discoverer carries around 50 guests and 100 staff and will spend seven hours at berth.
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) CEO Peter O’Sullivan says it’s a wonderful opportunity for the Bundaberg region.
“This will be the fifth cruise ship to berth at the Port of Bundaberg and the first since January 2007,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
“The Port of Bundaberg is well suited to welcoming Expedition Class Cruise Ships, and the Silver Discoverer’s visit opens the door to attracting more of these vessels to the region.”
The Silver Discoverer is expected to enter Burnett River Heads around 9.15am and depart at 8pm, giving residents and cruise ship enthusiasts plenty of time to view the 103 metre vessel.
“The best viewpoint to welcome the Silver Discoverer to Bundaberg will be at the sand spit adjacent to the Marina Drive and Anchor Avenue roundabout,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
“A public viewing area has also been set up to the northern end of the wharf and can be accessed via Newman Street off Buss Street.”
A water-side restriction zone will be in place while the Silver Discoverer is in port.
It extends 20 metres from the most Easterly and Westerly points of the ends of the berths, and 60 metres from the seaward face of the berths to land.
GPC would like to thank Sugar Terminals Limited for making its wharf available for the Silver Discoverer’s visit.