According to ABC News
the Queensland Government says a decision to base a commercial cruise ship in Brisbane will provide a big boost to the tourism industry.
The P&O vessel set sail from her new berth today - on the first of up to 35 scheduled trip for 2006.
Premier Peter Beattie says the cruise industry is already worth around $100,000 a year to the Queensland economy.
Mr Beattie says with terminals being built in Brisbane, Townsville and the Gold Coast, the lucrative sector will grow.