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.
113 cruise ships are booked to call at Tasmania during the 2018/19 season bringing almost 300,000 passengers and crew to the state.
The Tasmanian 2018/19 cruise ship season will see inaugural calls by Aida Aura and Silver Muse. Viking Cruises, Majestic Princess and Cunard vessel Queen Elizabeth will also undertake maiden voyages to Tasmania, and will call multiple times during the season.