Tasmania is a popular destination for cruise ship passengers and their crew, with the Tasmanian economy benefiting significantly from cruise ship visits through the state’s ports.

TasPorts has responded to growing demand by the cruise industry by upgrading infrastructure and services, investing over $10 million since 2013 in cruise terminal development, mooring infrastructure, fenders, and gangway systems.

TasPorts’ ongoing investment in port infrastructure upgrades is in direct response to cruise industry demands and is driving the state-wide capacity for larger cruise vessels.


In response to COVID-19, the Tasmanian Government temporarily suspended cruise ship operations in Tasmanian waters on 15 March 2020.

On 15 June 2022, the Tasmanian Government announced large cruise ships would once again be welcomed back to Tasmanian shores. Cruise ship visits to Tasmania are anticipated to commence with the next cruise season in October 2022.

This page will continue to be updated as cruise lines are able to confirm their itineraries for the 2022-23 season.

TasPorts looks forward to welcoming cruise vessels back to our Tasmanian ports.