Newcastle cruise terminal plans shot dead due to increased costs

It was slated to become one of the next big cruise destinations for New South Wales, but the plan to build the long-awaited Newcastle cruise terminal has been decimated. Earlier this week, Infrastructure NSW announced […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 26 2019

NSW Government looking at building a new cruise port at Coffs Harbour

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance announced earlier this week that the NSW Government is investigating the option of a new cruise terminal at Coffs Harbour or Yamba. Mr Constance announced a feasibility study saying […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 26 2017

Weekly roundup 19/05/17: Aurora announces new ship; Newcastle gets an upgrade and HAL’s bookings for Nieuw Statendam

New expedition vessel for Aurora One of Australia’s favourite adventure companies, Aurora Expeditions announced it would be building its first new expedition ship. The line has released images of its first custom-designed ship which will […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 19 2017

Newcastle to get a second cruise terminal

The NSW Government announced today it would be building the state’s second major cruise terminal in the Port of Newcastle. The $12.7 million multi-purpose terminal will accommodate cruise ships up to 3,000 metres long and […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 27 2016

Portuscale unveils Australian cruise itineraries

Portuscale Cruises’ has released details of its first Australian itineraries as part of its 2015 Southern Hemisphere Collection brochure. The Portuguese line will send its recently renovated M/V Funchal to Australia from February next year […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 24 2014

Portuguese cruise ship sails to Australia

The trend of home porting in Australia continues, with the Portuguese cruise ship, M/V Funchal to be based in regional Australia during the 2015-summer season. The ship is the latest in a line of vessels […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 22 2014

Goodbye to the wave season: 10 best moments from 2013/14

Australia’s summer cruise season has officially come to an end, when Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas sailed out of Sydney Harbour last Friday evening. A record number of 34 cruise ships visited Australia between […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 22 2014

Pacific Dawn makes an unexpected maiden visit to Newcastle

Pacific Dawn made her inaugural visit to Newcastle sooner than expected after Cyclone Ita forced the ship to reroute her itinerary. The ship was scheduled to depart from Brisbane last Saturday for a Queensland coastal […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 16 2014

Celebrity Solstice breaks record arriving in Newcastle

Celebrity Solstice has broken the record for the largest cruise ship visiting Newcastle. She arrived on Sunday 9 March and at 317 metres long, she broke the record by just two metres. Novocastrians gave her […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 10 2014