One user, possum52 welcomed the new arrival, especially since most cruise ships sail from either Sydney or Brisbane.
“For us to sail from Sydney or even Brisbane, we have return flights plus hotel, taxis, airport parking and meals to pay for on top of cruise fare. Having Golden Princess in based in Melbourne has been fantastic for cruisers in the southern states,” said possum52.
Princess Cruises has homeported the Golden Princess in Melbourne, while Cunard will be sending the Queen Elizabeth next year.
It appears more ships are heading to other ports like Melbourne and Brisbane, due to Sydney’s lack of capacity.