Broome is situated in Western Australia's north-west, on the northern side of Indian Ocean's Roebuck Bay. A little port, Broome rose to prosperity in the 1860s with the discovery of abundant coastal pearl oyster beds. The town was founded officially in 1883 and named after Sir Frederick Broome. The city of Broome became a mecca for pearl-divers from across Asia, until in the 1950s pearling declined in the face of stiff competition from plastics industry. Some pearl harvesters still remain, and nearby cultured pearls are being farmed.
The urban population of Broome is estimated at 14,780 growing to more than 45,000 per month during tourist season. The tidal range in Broome area can be up to 33 ft (10 m), which means the city overlooks large mangrove swamps and mud flats rich in wildlife. Tourists are attracted by the beaches and the "Golden Staircase to the Moon", seasonal optical illusion created by moonlight reflecting off the ocean floor. Dinosaur footprints can be seen during low tide in the ocean bed west of the town, at Gantheaume Point.
Highlights: Beaches, Pearling, Chinatown, Dinosaur footprints
Broome cruise terminal
Cruise ships in Broome dock at a pier connected via a bridge to the shore. Upon disembarkation, the port provides free shuttle buses that transfer passengers to the town's visitors center, and also back to the ship for embarkation.
The Broome cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Broome, Kimberley, Western Australia.
If you lose the Broome location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Broome cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Broome, Kimberley, Western Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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12 January, 2017