Boutique expedition ship Caledonian Sky dropped anchor in Twofold Bay last Friday afternoon, its adventurous passengers zipping in to Snug Cove on inflatable zodiacs.
At the till and taking tours were scientists of all descriptions, including orca specialist Ingrid Visser who generously gave the Eden Killer Whale Museum a digital copy of her academic library, a collection spanning 20 years.
The Sky was the first of the Noble Caledonian Nouvou line to visit the port and by all accounts left with a lasting, positive impression.
Master Frank Allica, a former naval man, has sailed and steamed along our coastline on many occasions and said his 100 passengers also enjoyed its beauty and the warm welcome they received from Cruise Eden.
The next cruise ship scheduled to visit Eden is the Seabourn Sojurn, a three year-old liner that carries a maximum of 450 passengers.
More photos online: www.edenmagnet.com.au