Posts Tagged ‘Australian Cruise Association (Former CDU)’

Western Australia Committed to Growing Cruise Business

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Aerial view of the Queen Mary 2 maiden visit, March 2010 leaving port (Courtesy Fremantle Ports)

Aerial view of the Queen Mary 2 maiden visit, March 2010 leaving port (Courtesy Fremantle Ports)

“The State Government (of Western Australia) is committed to growing the cruise industry by addressing regulation and infrastructure issues,” said Tourism WA (Western Australia) Acting CEO Stephen Wood. (

Australia Expands Cruise Potential

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Australian Cruise Association CEO, Jill Abel, is focused firmly on supporting Australia’s development as a cruise destination. MarEx spoke to her about the association’s activities. (

Australian Cruise Association appoints new Chair

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Grant Gilfillan, CEO of the Port Authority of NSW, was appointed Chair of the Australian Cruise Association at their AGM. The meeting followed the Association’s annual conference which was held in Mooloolaba. (

Broome to host Australian Cruise Association Conference in 2018

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The Australian Cruise Association (ACA) will hold its annual conference and AGM in Broome in September 2018, reinforcing the region’s enormous potential in the further growth of the West Australian and Top End cruise itineraries. (

Cruise ship visit to inject $375K into Gladstone economy

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Cruise ship Pacific Jewel will make its fourth visit to Gladstone (Australia) this year when it arrives in our waters tomorrow. The P&O vessel has already visited Gladstone in January, February and May bringing with it more than one million in tourist dollars. (

Bunbury, Australia: Surprise visit re-ignites cruise ship debate

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

A surprise visit from a cruise ship at the weekend has renewed calls for Bunbury to be promoted as a cruise ship destination. (

Port of Townsville Gets Funding Commitment for Updates

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) said in a statement it is welcoming today’s announcement by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that the Government’s State Budget will allocate up to $75 million AUD in funding for the Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade Project. (

Melbourne cruise ship visitors attracted by sport and culture

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Melbourne is experiencing a boom in the number of cruise ships visiting — but what do passengers do when they get here? Cruise companies say the big drawcards are Melbourne’s cultural highlights, including its thriving arts and food scenes, and major sporting events such as the Melbourne Cup and the Australian Open. (

Port Melbourne cruise ship gateway eyesore set to make way for 10-storey tower

Monday, March 6th, 2017

A DERELICT site at one of Melbourne’s tourist gateways may finally be redeveloped after a long planning fiasco. (

New Shore Tension Units For Western Australian port of Geraldton

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The availability of four Shore Tension Units at the Geraldton port will ensure more tourists than ever before have the chance to visit via cruise ships to the Western Australian port, the city announced via a statement today. (

Busselton Planning Festivities for Queen Mary 2 Call

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The Queen Mary 2 will anchor in Geographe Bay on Monday Feb. 13 and over 2,000 passengers are expected to come ashore in Busselton, Western Australia. (

Wollongong Becomes Australia’s Newest Cruise Port

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Wollongong, 82 kilometres south of Sydney, has been placed on the cruising map with the arrival of the first ever cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas. (

Western Australia: Tailoring Product for Cruise Lines

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

When the SuperStar Virgo was heading to Western Australia last year, local authorities put together a “China Ready” task force to deliver a non-English-speaking passenger experience in Fremantle, Geraldton and Albany. (

Port Improvements Driving Cruise Calls in Tasmania

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

In Tasmania, Hobart is growing with Tasports working on a $2.9 million product to upgrade the capability and capacity of the port with new fenders and bollards, allowing large vessels to berth in time for the 2016-2017 season said Kevin Moore, general manager. (

New South Wales Working to Build Destination Awareness

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

New cruise lines, more ships and port infrastructure projects are the headlines in New South Wales, said Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase. (

Australia: New Wharf on Target in Eden

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Eden’s wharf extension project is fully funded to the tune of $44 million AUD, and will be ready for ships in time for the 2018-2019 seasons. (

Australia: 18 Calls in 18 Months for Busselton

Friday, October 7th, 2016

After its first-ever cruise ship visit in 2014, Busselton and the Margaret River Region in Western Australia is expecting 18 cruise ship calls in the next 18 months. (

Australia. Terminal will secure Newcastle’s future as a global cruise ship destination

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Port of Newcastle and the Port Authority of NSW welcome the NSW Government’s commitment of $12.7 million for a permanent multi-purpose cruise terminal facility at the Port of Newcastle. (more…)

Three New Cruise Lines for Exmouth, Australia

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

“In addition to the Pacific Eden making Exmouth a major destination on its Western Australia voyages, three new cruise lines will call in 2017 – Silver Sea, Phoenix Reisen and Holland America,” said Ben Knaggs of the Exmouth Visitor Centre. (

Albany, Australia: 11 Call Season Expected

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

The port of Albany in Western Australia expects 11 calls this season and another 11 calls next season, according to Gail Hastie, executive officer for the Southern Ports Authority. (

Cairns Set To Double Cruise Business

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Cairns, Australia: the Cruise Terminal (Courtesy Arkhefield)A quickly expanding P&O Australia fleet is benefiting the Port of Cairns, which will see its cruise business more than double year-over-year for the 2016-2017 season. (

ACA Set for 20th Anniversary Conference in Sydney

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Three new speakers have been added for the 20th Anniversary Australian Cruise Association (i.e. Cruise Down Under) conference to be held in Sydney from September 7-9, 2016. (

Registration opens and speakers announced for Australian Cruise Association 20th anniversary conference

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Aerial view of the Queen Mary 2 maiden visit, March 2010 leaving port (Courtesy Fremantle Ports)Registration has opened last July, and an exciting line-up of initial speakers announced, for the 20th Australian Cruise Association conference to be held in Sydney from September 7-9, 2016. (more…)

Record cruise ship fleet heads for Tasmania with 96 visits expected in the state’s ports

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The upcoming cruise ship season will be the biggest Tasmania has seen with more than 100,000 passengers planning to visit our shores. (