THE luxury ocean liner Queen Elizabeth will provide a sequel to its blockbuster Newcastle visit in March 2018, owner Cunard says.
The ship docked in Newcastle harbour in February on a day visit that tourism chiefs estimated as being worth $500,000 to the city.
Announcing the ship’s 2018 return, Ann Sherry, executive chairman of Cunard’s representative Carnival Australia, said the maiden call had been a success.
“Guest feedback was very favourable, so we were delighted to be able to schedule another visit to Newcastle in our latest world voyage program,” Ms Sherry said.
“Cruise tourism is booming around Australia, so it’s wonderful to see Newcastle sharing the economic benefits.”
The ship will also visit Sydney and Brisbane on a 2018 voyage of the globe.