Fremantle Port cruise season underway
Sea Princess arriving early on 20 October
Fremantle’s cruise season 2019-20 began on Sunday 20 October with Sea Princess berthing early at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal, Australia’s largest cruise terminal.
Sea Princess arrived from Broome, calling as part of a circumnavigation of Australia with 1678 passengers, and departed late on Sunday for Busselton.
The next cruise to visit will be Sun Princess on Friday 1 November, arriving early and departing at 5pm, on a turnaround visit where there is a complete passenger exchange.
Two debut calls this season will be Boudicca on 19 December and Majestic Princess on 22 February.
Two giants of the Australian cruise industry will return early next year: Radiance of the Seas on 25 February and Queen Mary 2 on 14 March.
After two seasons homebasing in Fremantle, Pacific Eden will return on 13 January 2020, rebadged as Vasco da Gama as the ship is changing from cruise line P&O to Cruise and Maritime.
Vasco da Gama will be homebasing out of Fremantle during the summer.
In all, there are 29 visits scheduled for 2019-20, comprising 14 international visits (where passengers disembark for the day then rejoin the cruise) and 15 homebasing visits (where there is a complete passenger exchange involving mostly local people).
In 2018-19, there were 62,544 passengers who passed through the Fremantle Passenger Terminal (comprising 17,435 transit passengers; 22,408 disembarking and 22,701 embarking).
See our up-to-date schedule of cruise ships here.
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