Welcome to Sydney, Cruisers!

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 |
During the Olympics in Sydney, friendly and knowledgeable local ambasadors greeted visitors and gave them tips and information that they would need to navigate the city. Now, the concept has been rebirthed for cruise passengers arriving in Sydney.

Volunteers have begun training with the city council, and the programme began with the ms Oosterdam's debut in Sydney on the 24th of October. The passengers disembarking were met with the smiling faces of the volunteer team, and Carnival CEO Ann Sherry says that the programme is a fantastic way to let international visitors to the country feel welcome. The volunteers answer any questions passengers might have, provide maps of the city and give tips about where to eat and shop. One told the Herald Sun that she was a volunteer for the Olympics and enjoyed the buzz and interaction it brought, as well as providing a warm welcome for visitors, so did not hesitate to do it again.

So if you're cruising in to Sydney this summer, have a look for the friendly orange-clad volunteers!

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Author: Ryan Posa+

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