The cruise ship industry in the Whitsundays has been growing steadily, with more ships docking in Airlie Beach and on Hamilton Island every year. The beautiful Whitsundays has a range of shore excursions on offer covering all the iconic experiences of a Whitsunday holiday - from trips to the Great Barrier Reef to go snorkelling or diving, to visits to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, to scenic flights over the islands.
On the coast, passengers can experience a number of historical or food-based day trips, or spend the day meandering around the main street of Airlie Beach, visiting the lagoon, picking up some souvenirs at the markets (which pop up every time a cruise ship is in port), and doing a spot of shopping.
Cruise ship passengers constantly rate Airlie Beach as one of their favourite ports, thanks to the stunning destination and the outstanding work put in by the Volunteer Cruise Ship Ambassadors.
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