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Eco Barge and Cruise Whitsundays in partnership for another year

After a successful partnership in 2014, Cruise Whitsundays is continuing its support for Eco Barge's Whitsunday Marine Debris Removal Program and the Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre in 2015.
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Cruise Whitsundays Cleans Up At Queensland Tourism Awards

Cruise Whitsundays has lead the way for Whitsundays operators who cleaned up at Friday night’s Queensland Tourism Awards with 11 awards, the region claiming the third largest haul in the state. Taking home the region’s only two GOLD awards, Cruise Whitsundays Chief Executive Officer Nick Hortle said he was proud and privileged to work in the state’s most beautiful destination..
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2014 Whitsunday Tourism and Business Awards logo

Coral Spawns the Seas (October 2014)

It’s an event that everyone would love front seats to – the annual phenomenon that is the coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Coral Spawns the Seas

Cruise Whitsundays moves to Port of Airlie Maritime Terminal (September 2014)

Cruise Whitsundays has moved to a brand new, state of the art, custom built Maritime Terminal in central Airlie Beach.
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Port of Airlie Maritime Terminal

Melbourne couple celebrate milestone visit to the Great Barrier Reef (June 2014)

Possibly some of the Great Barrier Reef's biggest fans, Melbourne couple Jackie and Peter Mihalec celebrated their 45th visit to Hardy Reef last week.
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Couple celebrate at Reef

Say 'I Do' on the Great Barrier Reef (April 2014)

Cruise Whitsundays has opened up it’s Great Barrier Reef pontoon to weddings and events, at a gala launch event held at the reef last Thursday.
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Say I Do at the Great Barrier Reef

Ten year old message in a bottle found in the Whitsundays (March 2014)

A message in a bottle that was left 10 years ago has been found on Whitehaven Beach. Staff from Cruise Whitsundays found the bottle lying in the sand dunes and found a message inside.
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Message in a bottle

Work starts at new Cruise Whitsundays terminal (March 2014)

Construction has now commenced on the Cruise Whitsundays terminal at the Port of Airlie.
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New Criuise Whitsundays terminal

Brand new Reef Sleep in the Whitsundays (November 2013)

Multiple award winning Reefsleep, the only overnight accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef, has been refurbished and re-opened with a brand new, unique style of accommodation - sleeping under the stars in swags!
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sleep on the reef

Coral spawns the seas (November 2013)

Australia's greatest underwater show occurred along the coast of Queensland last week as the annual Great Barrier Reef coral spawning occurred.
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coral spawning great barrier reef

Cruise Whitsundays signs partnership agreement with Eco Barge Clean Seas (November 2013)

Cruise Whitsundays has signed a partnership agreement with Eco Barge Clean Seas demonstrating our continued commitment to the preservation and sustainability of the Whitsundays environment.
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Cruise Whitsundays partners with ecobarge

First whales of the season have arrived (June 2013)

Cruise Whitsundays passengers returning from the Great Barrier Reef saw more than the afternoon sunset today with the arrival of the first whales of the season.

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Cruise Whitsundays spot whales

Cruise Whitsundays enjoys the company of Ethan (Dec 2012)

It was our pleasure to welcome a very brave Ethan to Hardy Reef last week. A Starlight Wish is like a dream come true for a seriously ill child or young person and we're thrilled to have helped make Ethan's day a special one.
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Cruise Whitsundays Starship

White whale puts on a show (6 Sept 2012)

Cruise Whitsundays passengers were extremely lucky to spot a white humpback whale, known as 'Migaloo' on their journey home from the Great Barrier Reef. Read more >>

Migaloo White Whale

The Whitsunday Islands named 'Top destination to get lost' (31 October 2011)

Frommer's travel guides have named the Whitsunday islands the best in the world in which to lose yourself.

Get lost in the Whitsundays

Tourism Award Wins for Cruise Whitsundays (18 October 2011)

Cruise Whitsunday’s 7th Birthday week was capped off in style when they took out two major awards at the annual Whitsundays Tourism Awards. The company was the recipient of the 'Major Tour & Transport Operator' award and the 'Major Attractions' award for its Knuckle Reef pontoon operation on the Great Barrier Reef.

Cruise Whitsundays Award Winner

Whitsundays named Australia's 'Happiest Town' (24 May 2011)

If you're looking for a cheerful holiday where it's smiles all around, then spend some time in the Whitsundays. The prestigious title of Australia's Happiest Town has been awarded to the Whitsundays by Channel 7 Sunrise program's 'Vaalia Happiest Town' promotion.


Smile Whitsundays

Accolades for Airlie Beach and Whitehaven Beach (14 May 2011)

Airlie Beach has been named in the top 20 South Pacific destinations by TripAdvisor in their 2011 Traveller's Choice Awards. As a world-leader in traveller reviews, TripAdvisor know what they're talking about! Also nominated for a World Travel Award is the Whitsundays spectacular Whitehaven Beach. Votes close 31 August.


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