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Press Release

No: 138/2005
Date: 16 June 2004
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Gibraltar Cruise Terminal Welcomes its One-Millionth Passenger

The Gibraltar Cruise Terminal welcomed its one-millionth passenger since it opened in 1997. The lucky passenger was Mrs Sandra Young who was accompanied by her husband Mr Stanley Young. Mr and Mrs Young are from Newcastle in the UK. The passengers arrived on the cruise ship Sea Princess.

The passengers were welcomed by a fanfare provided by the Rooke Volunteer Band and the Gibraltar Tourist Board’s History Alive Group provided a guard of honour.

The Minister for Trade, Industry and Communications, The Hon Joe Holliday greeted the passengers along with Captain William Kent of the Sea Princess. Miss Gibraltar 2004, Helen Gustafson, presented a sash and a bouquet of flowers to Mrs Young.

The passengers were presented with two return Club Class tickets from London to Gibraltar courtesy of the Gibraltar Tourist Board and British Airways (operated by GB Airways), along with a voucher for a three night luxury break at The Rock Hotel which was handed over by the Hotel’s General Manager, Mr Stephen Davenport.

Mr Pierre Boulle of investorseurope presented a free offshore trading account for the lucky passenger to ‘Trade the World from the Rock’.

Numerous other gifts were provided by members of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce and the GFSB and by the Gibraltar Arts and Crafts Society.

After the presentation the Gibraltar Tourist Board treated Mr and Mrs Young to a VIP Rock Tour and lunch.

The Rooke Volunteer Band provided the musical accompaniment for the event and continued to play at the Gibraltar Cruise Terminal for the benefit of other passengers until 1100.

Note to editors:

A full list of the companies that donated gifts is attached for publication.

One Millionth Cruise Passenger Gift List

L Stagnetto Ltd
Omni Ltd
Marks & Spencer
Anglo Hispano Co Ltd
Saccone & Speed Ltd
Blue Spirit Jewels
Gibraltar Tourist Board
The Rock Hotel
GB Airways (British Airways)
The Alwani Group
Star of India
Yacht Scene Sailor's Guide Gibraltar
Roc-a-Graphics Ltd
Antonio Jewellers
Gibraltar Crystal
M H Bland
Gibraltar Arts and Crafts Society