Port Arthur (Tasmania Australia)
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Port Arthur is a port town in southeastern Tasmania (Australia), located approx 60 km (37 ml) southeast of Hobart (state's capital city). As one of Australia's most important historical areas (Convict and World Heritage site), the entire town is considered an open-air museum.
Port Arthur is Tasmania's top-ranked tourism travel destination, and has population under 500. The town is one of Australia's all 11 penal sites constructed in 18th-19th centuries during the British Empire (16th-20th century). These include Kingston and Arthur's Vale (Norfolk Island), Old Government House (NSW), Hyde Park Barracks (NSW), Brickendon-Woolmers (Tasmania), Darlington (Tasmania), Old Great North Road (NSW), Cascades (Tasmania), Port Arthur (Tasmania), Coal Mines (Tasmania), Cockatoo Island (NSW) and Fremantle Prison (Western Australia).
In 1979 funding was obtained to preserve Port Arthur as tourist destination with great historical significance. The community's municipal offices and the post office were moved to Nubeena. Several sandstone structures (created by convicts under hard labor conditions) were cleaned and restored. Buildings (Guard Tower, Church, "Model Prison", main penitentiary's remnants) are surrounded by green parkland.
Port Arthur cruise port statistics
During season 2016-2017, Tasmania ports served a total of 236,794 cruise ship tourists, which was a 45% increase over season 2015-2016. TasPorts handled a total of 95 cruise ship calls, including 22 in Port Arthur, 17 in Burnie, 6 in Wineglass Bay (located near Hobart, ranked among the world's top 10 beaches) and 1 at Flinders Island (in Bass Strait, located to the northeast of Tasmania).
For season 2018-2019, a total of 125 cruise liner calls were scheduled at ports Hobart and Burnie, another 29 in Port Arthur, and 6 to anchor off the island's east coast (Wineglass Bay / Freycinet National Park).
Following the COVID crisis, for season 2022-2023, Port Arthur had booked/scheduled a total of 23 cruise ship calls (out of Tasmania's total 148). TasPorts' cruise schedule displayed 78x visits for Hobart, 33x for Burnie, 23x for Port Arthur, 6x for Bell Bay, 6x for Coles Bay, 2x for Devonport.
Port Port Arthur 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 Port Arthur, Tasmania 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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Tasmanian ports to welcome ~150 cruise ship calls during season 2022-2023
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Celebrity Cruises' ship Celebrity Eclipse Australia and New Zealand 2022-2023 season
Celebrity Cruises deployes the ship Celebrity Eclipse in Australia and New Zealand for winter season 2022-2023. The liner is scheduled to operate 5...February 3, 2021
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Port Arthur Prepares for Cruisers
The first cruise ship of the season to drop anchor at Port Arthur Tasmania Historic Site arrives on Monday, October 30, with 2600 passengers. Golden...October 29, 2017
The World Loses Anchor in Port Arthur
One of the most exclusive cruise ships in the world, ms The World, lost an anchor in Port Arthur bay. Currently, the ship is waiting in Hobart port...January 15, 2017
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