P&O Cruises adding calls at Port Townsville (QLD Australia) from 2025

   April 3, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

P&O Australia announced it is adding calls at Port Townsville (Queensland) from 2025.

The Carnival Corporation-owned company announced its plans during the launch of its 90th-anniversary celebration in Brisbane QLD.

P&O AU's Pacific Encounter ship will be homeported at Brisbane’s upgraded International Cruise Terminal.

According to a statement from the Queensland government, P&O AU is due to carry out 118+ ship calls across Queensland throughout 2023.

The state government said that the Townsville call was only made possible by the $251M channel upgrade at the Port.

The project will see the 14.9 km (9.3 mi) channel widened from 92 m (302 ft) to 180 m (590 ft) in width.

Due to be completed next year, the channel upgrade enables the port to accommodate bigger ships up to 300 m (984 ft) long.

Port of Townsville QLD (Queensland Australia)

The project is part of an AU$1.6 billion, 30-year expansion plan for the Port.

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