Traditional welcome for liner passengers

Queen Mary II passengers are treated to an indigenous welcome. Picture: Roel Loopers
Queen Mary II passengers are treated to an indigenous welcome. Picture: Roel Loopers

This was no traditional disembarkment for her passengers though, with an indigenous welcome greeting them upon their first steps onto Fremantle.

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce chief executive Tim Milsom, a member of the committee who came up with the idea, said it was a way of enhancing the local experience for cruise passengers.

‘The passengers on board really liked the welcome and it brought home to them that they were visiting a different country with a unique culture,’ he said.

‘The chamber is also planning to host a number of indigenous experiences such as bush tucker dining at the Esplanade and boomerang throwing.’

The Queen Mary II will return to Fremantle on March 6.