Another cruise season commences today with the arrival of two cruise ships at the Port of Newcastle.

The arrival of 10 cruise ships throughout the season  spanning from November to May will provide a welcome boost to the Hunter’s economy, with the fleet bringing bringing a total of 22,000 passengers to Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

279-metre long ship

Rhapsody of the Seas

will arrive in Newcastle today and will be followed by the 293-metre

Celebrity Millenium

on Friday.

To further interest and promote ease of access to information in preparedness for the upcoming season, a mobile phone application has been developed to to provide information specifically targeted at passengers on  visiting cruise ships.

Newcastle Port Corporation CEO Gary Webb says it’s a great opportunity for the Hunter to show off what’s on offer.