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ATTENTION CHIEFS OF STAFF, NEWS EDITORS, PIC EDITORS


Melbourne Welcomes Two of the World’s Most Famous Ships on

Monday, February 22, 2010


Melbourne will welcome two remarkable cruise vessels on Monday February 22 -

the ultra-

luxury Seabourn Odyssey and Cunard’s gracious ocean liner Queen Victoria.


Launched in Italy last June, Seabourn Odyssey sets a new benchmark for luxury cruising. She

will be making her first ever call to Australia as part of her maiden world voyage when she

berths at Station Pier, Port Melbourne, around 7am.


She will be joined by the spectacular Queen Victoria, which will be calling at Melbourne as part

of her third world voyage. Queen Victoria is expected to berth around 8am on the western side

of Station Pier.  


Between them the two vessels will bring around 2500 visitors to Melbourne and inject hundreds

of thousands of dollars into the local economy. Their visits illustrate the popularity of Melbourne

as a port of call for international ships as the global cruise industry continues to grow. 

Seabourn and Cunard Line are both operating brands of the world’s largest cruise operator

Carnival Corporation & plc and represented in Australia by Carnival Australia.


The smallest and most luxurious new ship afloat, Seabourn Odyssey features just 225 spacious

suites and the highest space-per-guest ratios in the cruise industry. She also offers the largest

spa on any luxury yacht and four restaurants offering five-star dining.


Media are invited to join a tour of Seabourn Odyssey during her day in Melbourne. She will

depart for Sydney at 6pm while Queen Victoria will sail to Adelaide at midnight. 


What: 

Australia’s first look at the most luxurious new ship afloat, Seabourn Odyssey,

and media conference with Pamela Conover, Seabourn President and CEO, and

Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia which represents Seabourn and Cunard in

Australia.


When:

10am, Monday February 22


Where:

Meet at the media registration desk, Level 1, Cruise Terminal, Station Pier, Port

Melbourne at 10am for tour of Odyssey and media conference onboard.


RSVP:

email rsvp@mgmedia.com.au by 10am, Wednesday February 17

Please note numbers are strictly limited. Media must email their full names, date

of birth and driver licence numbers to rsvp@mgmedia.com.au by Feb 17 and

must also bring their driver licence or passport to gain access to Station Pier and

Seabourn Odyssey. 


n.b. 

There will be no media access to Queen Victoria. Digital footage and images of the

liner are available.


Media information:

Libby Moffet/Larissa Kaye


MG Media Communications

02 9904 0011






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