Extract Cairns Post 17th Mar 2016: Cruising visitors spend up large in Cairns.
International cruise ship passengers spent an average of $345.84 a day while visiting Cairns, THE HIGHEST OF ANY AUSTRALIAN PORT!
Comment: The Ports North Chairman said nothing about the ability to increase the size and number of cruise ships in the port by carrying out the Cairns Shipping Development Project. He mentioned the boutique Pacific Eden homeporting but they could be doing so much more. Remember the statements from the Ports Minister and local members last year, that the project is uneconomic. They did not even carry out a full cost benefit analysis on the onshore placement solutions in the EIS.