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, spending 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.

130 cruise ships are booked to call at Tasmania during the 2019-2020 season bringing a forecast 230,000 passengers to the state.

The Tasmanian 2019-2020 cruise ship season will see the inaugural call by MSC Cruises. Additionally maiden voyages are booked by the following vessels to Tasmanian Ports:

Port of Hobart

  • Ruby Princess – November 2019
  • Silver Muse – December 2019
  • Boudicca – December 2019
  • Le Laperouse – December 2019
  • Carnival Splendor – February 2020
  • Seabourn Encore – March 2020
  • MSC Magnifica – March 2020

Port of Burnie

  • Caledonian Sky – November 2019
  • Seven Seas Navigator – February 2020

Port of Bell Bay

  • The World – February 2020
  • Caledonia Sky – November 2019