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After three-year interval Royal Caribbean to homeport in Brisbane

Susan Bonner
Susan Bonner said RCI is increasing calls to Queensland by 20%
Royal Caribbean International will homeport the 2,400-passenger Radiance of the Seas at the new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point from November 2020 until April 2021.

During this time Radiance of the Seas will operate more than 20 cruises and inject more than A$20m into Queensland’s economy in passenger spend alone.

Multi-million dollar makeover

She will arrive in Queensland fresh from a multi-million dollar makeover following a dry-dock in 2020.

Port of Brisbane ceo Roy Cummins said the new terminal at Luggage Point, which is due for completion in the second quarter of 2020, opens up ‘a whole new world’ of opportunities for cruising in Queensland.

More investment, more jobs

‘Providing capacity for mega cruise liners like Radiance of the Seas means more investment in the region and more jobs,’ Cummins said.

‘RCI’s decision to homeport Radiance in Brisbane is a wonderful vote of confidence in our brand new facility and we look forward to working with them further into the future.’

RCI’s Queensland growth plans

Susan Bonner, md of Royal Caribbean International in Australia and New Zealand, said that returning to Brisbane is a central component of the company’s Queensland growth plans, which includes increasing calls to the state by 20% in the 2020/21 local summer cruise season.

Radiance of the Seas returned to Australia for the ninth time in October last year for the 2018/19 season.

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