Port of Newcastle will host a thank-you event for cruise volunteers on Thursday for National Volunteer Week (20 – 26 May 2019).
The season saw 16 cruise ships and more than 29,000 passengers visit the port, two records supported by the 35 dedicated volunteers on-hand to provide a friendly welcome to visitors.
Distinguishable by their red shirts and white Newcastle-branded hats, volunteers share their love of Newcastle and expert local advice to ensure passengers get the most out of their time in the region.
Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody said National Volunteer Week provided an opportunity to acknowledge this contribution and was particularly relevant given this year’s ‘Making a Difference’ theme.
Newcastle’s cruise volunteers are passionate locals who are proud of our city and make a difference to the experience of cruise passengers when they visit the region,” Mr Carmody said.
We value the time, effort and dedication every volunteer brings to their role as ambassadors for the City of Newcastle.”
Current bookings for the 2019/20 cruise season suggest another record of more than 30,000 passengers could be set.
This link is to Port of Newcastle’s 2019/ 2020 Cruise Season schedule