A total of 36 cruise ships, of which Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth and Silversea's new flagship Silver Muse, featuring a total capacity of 67,800 guests and crew will dock in SA ports this month.
All up this season (October 2018-March 2019) 84 cruise vessels will dock in ports across South Australia, which is a 23% increase on 2017, due to generating over US$118 million for the economy of the state.
The month begins with the arrival of Pacific Eden at Kangaroo Island on February 8, one of twelve ships to dock there, and includes another nineteen ships at Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal, Outer Harbor. Port Lincoln will welcome five.
Port Lincoln will enjoy its first-ever 2-ship day (Astor and Pacific Jewel) on February 20, in what will be a busy time for the region.
Highlights also include the maiden call of Silversea Cruises’ 6-star luxury ship Silver Muse to Kangaroo Island, both Queen Elizabeth and Astor arriving in the port of Adelaide on the same day (Feb 8), and 8 ex-Adelaide return itineraries.
March is also expected to be busy, with twelve cruise ships scheduled, including the first overnight stop in Port Lincoln, with Astor staying over on March 2 and 3, and a maiden call by Viking Sun ending a record season of 84 ships visiting the State.