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FREMANTLE WELCOMES QUEEN ELIZABETH PASSENGERS

 

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The Queen Elizabeth cruise liner arrived in Fremantle at 6am this morning bringing over 2,000 passengers to our city. Many of them however hopped on a bus to the Pinnacles or Swan Valley, so it was relatively quiet in Fremantle and at the Roundhouse which I opened up an hour and a half earlier at 9am.

The City of Frematle had 23 Visitor Centre ambassadors at the Passenger Terminal on Victoria Quay to greet the arriving passengers and also had roving teams throughout the inner city. There was also a shuttle bus every 15 minutes between Kings Square and the Passenger Terminal and that will continue till 9pm this evening.

Quite a few visitors to the Roundhouse remarked on the very good historic lecture they had received about Fremantle on board the ship by Fremantle Society President John Dowson, so good on him!

The Queen Elizabeth is due to depart at 10pm this eve on her way to Busselton, Adelaide and Melbourne. Some people told me they will return to Perth from there on the Indian Pacific train.

Roel Loopers

 

SUN PRINCESS WILL CALL FREMANTLE HOME

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliner, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2018

 

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The announcement today that the Sun Princess cruise ship will call Fremantle her home port for the 2019-20 season is great news for Freo and Western Australia.

It is the biggest investment a cruise liner brand has ever made in WA and will mean a 100% increase in cruise ship passengers sailing through WA, which means an extra $ 32 million for our economy.

This is the result of the State Government upgrading ports in the north of the state and the Fremantle Passenger terminal.

Roel Loopers

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CELEBRITY SOLSTICE IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, cruiseliner, fremantle ports, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on March 5, 2018

 

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Cruiseliner Celebrity Solstice arrived in Fremantle Port this morning and is an impressive sight at Victoria Quay.

The 317 metre long ship can accommodate 2,852 passengers and cost $ 750 million to build.

The Express Lane cafe at the B Shed Rottnest Island ferry terminal did a roaring trade with lost of people heading off to the island while a strong easterly was blowing in hot air.

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OVATION FOR A WELCOME FREO VISITOR

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliner, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2017

 

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The Ovation of the Seas cruiseliner was only in Fremantle Port for one day but she made a big impression on the local economy.

It was a delight to see thousands of tourists wandering the streets of Fremantle, visiting cafes, shops, the Roundhouse, Maritime and Shipwreck museums and Fremantle Prison.

The South Mole was packed when the ship left port at 5.30pm and there were quite a few spectators on the North Mole as well.

 

Roel Loopers

TSUNAMI OF VISITORS HITS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliner, fremantle port, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 29, 2017

 

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A travel warning should have been issued for Fremantle as a tsunami of cruise ship passengers from the Ovation of the Seas create a huge wave of visitors to our port city today.

City of Fremantle Visitor Guides were at hand at the Passenger Terminal and Kings Square and a free Freo City shuttle bus service took passengers from Victoria Quay to the city centre.

Fremantle welcomes you all and we hope you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful and hospitable city!

Roel Loopers

 

ARTANIA VISITS FREMANTLE

Posted in cruiseliner, fremantle, tourism, travel by freoview on March 22, 2017

 

The beautiful cruise ship ARTANIA is in Fremantle Port and can be seen from Market Street as it is at berth at C Shed just behind the railway station.

The ship was built in Finland and has 595 passenger cabins, 8 decks, 7 bars, 3 restaurants and 2 swimming pools.

Welcome to Freo!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE WELCOMES SILVER WHISPER

Posted in cruiseliner, fremantle, fremantle ports, tourism by freoview on February 15, 2017

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The beautiful Silver Whisper cruise ship is in Fremantle harbour but at the unusual location of C Shed, not the Passenger Terminal.

I believe Freo is due for many cruiseliners in the next weeks, which is great as it has been almost eerie quiet in town lately.

Roel Loopers

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BUSY SUNDAY FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in cruiseliner, fremantle, shopping, tourism by freoview on February 12, 2017

 

It looks like it is going to be a busy Sunday in Fremantle although there is still rain forecast.

The Queen Mary 2 arrived this morning and thousands of passengers were disembarking to take in the sights. Many hopped on busses to the Pinnacles and the Swan Valley, but a large number also walked into Freo.

City of Fremantle volunteer guides were at hand to assist with directions and information.

Add to that the 10,000 spectators expected this afternoon at Fremantle Oval for the first home game of the Dockers AFL women’s team and it should be buzzing in good old Freo this afternoon.

Come visit Freo today and enjoy the unique atm0sphere and the many quirky shops and cafes you won’t find in any shopping centre!

Roel Loopers

 

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THE WORLD CAME TO FREMANTLE

Posted in cruiseliner, fremantle, fremantle ports, tourism by freoview on December 13, 2016

 

 

The World, the largest privately owned cruise ship on earth, is in Fremantle Port just behind the railway station.

The ship is a residential community on the high seas and has people from over 40 countries on board.

There are 165 apartments on the super cruiser for high flyers ranging from $ 800,000 to $ 18.1 million for the top of the range penthouse suite.

Stars such as Madonna and Arnold Schwarzenegger own property on the ship that will be in Freo for a few days before sailing of down the south coast of WA.

Roel Loopers

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