Tourism tonic? World-first gin cruise bound for Albany

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A world-first boutique gin and culinary cruise will stop in Albany to visit the Great Southern Distilling cellar door next year.

In a partnership with Cruise and Maritime Voyages, the cruise from Adelaide to Fremantle will visit Great Southern Distilling in January.

Founder and head distiller Cameron Syme said they were excited to be involved with the Gin and Culinary cruises, which would give more people the chance to visit their distillery.

“We are looking forward to being part of a world-first cruise itinerary and we’re excited to showcase our gin to travellers from South Australia and Western Australia,” he said.

“(Our) international awards bring interstate and international visitors to our distilleries, and people love the iconic locations and settings for our South West distilleries.”

In an announcement by the State Government this week, WA will also be promoted as a cruise ship destination with the WA Cruise Exchange.

Representatives from eight major cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and CMV will attend the Tourism WA event to network.

They will also visit some of the possible destinations for ships, including the Coral Coast, Burrup Peninsula and Albany.

During their visit to Albany, they will visit the National Anzac Centre and Torndirrup National Park.

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