Member’s statement: Portland cruise ship visit

It was great to be in Portland last Sunday to welcome the fourth cruise ship for the season into the port. The Pacific Jewel arrived in port early Sunday morning and her passengers were treated to a day exploring all of what the south-west coast has to offer. The visits provide a significant boost to the local economy. On each visit Portland has been rated as one of the favourite stops among passengers, with many vowing to return to the south-west. The Portland community does a terrific job welcoming the ships, creating a festive atmosphere on the foreshore with live music, market stalls and plenty to see and do. Congratulations to everyone involved.