The ferry service company has announced its withdrawal from the Whitsundays, selling its operations in the region to Cruise Whitsundays.
Effective 29 June this year, Cruise Whitsundays will take Fantasea's rights to service Hamilton Island, the two Reefworld platforms on Hardy Reef, the vessel Charmer and the land and marina holding at Port of Arlie.
The company said that it will continue its operations in Sydney, Palm Beach Ferries and the Townsville Magnetic Island ferry service.
Hamilton Island chief executive Glenn Bourke said he was supportive of the decision as the island was consulted throughout all negotiations.
Cruise Whitsundays owners Chris Jacobs and Rogers Dold added that the acquisition would build on the company’s already steady presence in the region.
“With the additional passengers and services we have acquired from Fantasea, the economics of the business will be stronger and will allow us to focus on growth and innovation in these challenging times,” the owners said.
“We can now look forward to a significant partnership with the whole Region.
“The Whitsundays will be the winner here.”
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Fantasea Cruises withdraws from Whitsundays
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.