Mike Bartlett

The Association’s first honorary life membership was awarded to Mike Bartlett at the 2007 Cruise Conference in Darwin.

The award is an honorary award to an individual for outstanding and conspicuous services/achievements to Cruise Down Under.
Managing Director of Cruise Australian Waters and previously Co -Founder [1993-1997] Chairman [1997-2002] and Executive Director [2002-2005] of Cruise Down Under. Mike Bartlett was one of the four co-founders of Cruise Down Under in 1993.

Mike played an integral part in the growth of Cruise Down Under until incorporation in 1997 when he was elected as the first Chairman of the organization. He served as Chairman and Secretary until 2002 and then served as Executive Director until 2005 when he retired. In that time CDU has grown from an initial membership of 4 to over 50 members.