Beach N' Bay Report - This weekend's forecast
- BIG CRUISE SHIPS VISIT MELBOURNE -
Melbourne is fast becoming a popular destination and stopover for large cruise ships, in fact over 70 this year will head into Port Phillip and dock here in Melbourne.
These ocean liners are frequenting Station Pier on a weekly basis and her guests are truly enjoying the Melbourne hospitality. There are a load of reasons why Melbourne? Remember, that we are the 4 x time winner of 'Worlds Most Livable City'. It seems that it is a compilation of many things perhaps our sporting and cultural events play a big part. Not forgetting that the visitors love to spend money in our fashion shops and with other retailers, they love eating in our world-class restaurants and the big hit is tasting our amazing coffee.
This Friday heralds the arrival of the biggest cruise ship of them all; Queen Mary 2 which is owned by Cunard Line. She will be docked on the western-side of Station Pier arriving on Friday 27/3 at 8am (0800) and departing at 5pm (1700). Sadly, just a quick visit this time but she and her fellow sisters of the sea will return.
My TIP is to head to Station Pier by boat of course, only if the boating conditions are good - otherwise go by car or light rail and check her out!
Queen Mary 2 "QM2" is the first liner to be built since QE2 35 years earlier. QM2 entered service in January 2004 and is the largest, longest, widest, tallest and most expensive passenger liner in history.
No ship has ever been designed like QM2, a liner which sets the benchmark for others, extends the boundaries of ship design, and which is the most powerful and fastest since Cunard's own QE2. QM2 is a technically advanced machine far ahead of any passenger ship in service today, and will be so for some many years to come.
This weekend also marks the last of the 'Sunday Play' events on at Wyndham Harbour this Sunday. From 12noon - 4pm in the Marina Square there's loads to see and do for everyone in the family.
With pop-up food vans, ice-creams, drinks, music and great kids activities on the lawn area, Wyndham Harbour comes alive with excitement. Bring your dog as this is a pet friendly event and they get a free pet-treat too.
Visit the sales suite to check-out the 'best of bayside living" and for all of us boaties; the huge marina will open this coming summer! So grab some info and reserve your premier berth now.
This weekends Beach N' Bay Report is proudly presented by our very own 'The Boat Guy' Darren Finkelstein for the waters of Port Phillip for the weekend of 28-29 March 2015.
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Enjoy our weekly boating forecast, we'll catch you this time next week.
Safe Boating Always!
Over N' Out
Darren and Andrew
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