Adelaide Expects Even Bigger Cruise Season

   April 2, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Another record cruise season has ended in Port Adelaide, and a bigger one is now scheduled for next summer.

The summer cruise season in South Australia ended on March 30, as Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess sailed out of Outer Harbour. It was the 65th cruise ship call at Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island and Adelaide in 2017-2018 season, and marked an increase of 16 visits over previous season, with a capacity of 159,513 guests and crew fuelling the economy with transport, dining, shopping, and enjoying South Australian experiences.

Port of Adelaide

The total 65 cruise ship visits marked the port's 6th consecutive record. Continued growth is expected with 86 visits scheduled for 2019-2020 summer season.

With huge liners such as Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, the visits are a boost for the economy and provide easy holiday options for locals.

This season saw the first international roundtrip cruise from Adelaide when Golden Princess headed to New Zealand and then sailed back.

Princess Cruises announced it will have 3 international round trip voyages from Adelaide during next season: 17-night New Zealand and 18-night South Pacific trips aboard Golden Princess, and 55-night trip aboard Sun Princess, visiting Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Seychelles, Tanzania, South Africa, Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius.

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