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AMSTERDAM VISITS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on February 23, 2018

 

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The cruiseliner Amsterdam was in Fremantle Port for a day, so we had many of her passengers visiting the Roundhouse yesterday. They were mainly American and Canadian, but there were a few Dutchies and Germans as well, so really nice to have a long chat with some of them.

The overall feedback was that they all love Fremantle and many want to come back to stay longer, and they talk about how friendly we are in Freo and how amazing the weather and the blue sky is.

The Amsterdam departed at 5.15 pm on Thursday on her way to Bali, so bon voyage and come back soon!

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QUEEN MARY II VISITS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2018

 

 

The majestic Queen Mary II cruiseliner arrived in Fremantle Port early this morning for a day visit to our historic city.

Thousands of passengers are roaming the streets of Freo so say hello and give them some directions if they appear lost.

The ship will be leaving at 5.30 pm this afternoon.

Roel Loopers

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HUGE CRUISE SHIP VISITS FREMANTLE TODAY

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

 

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FREO’S VIEW readers can’t question the dedication of this decrepit old blogger. Who else would get up at 5.30am to photograph the arrival in Fremantle of a cruiseliner on this very chilly early morning.

The Ovation of the Seas, the world’s fifth largest cruise ship,  passed between the North and South moles of Fremantle Port at 6.45am this morning, carrying some 4,000 passengers. She will be leaving at 5pm this afternoon.

The cruise ship industry is worth millions of dollars to the Fremantle economy each year, so say G’Day when you see our visitors on the streets of Freo today.

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WELCOME TO FREO OVATION OF THE SEAS!

Posted in cruiseliners, cruises, cruiseship, fremantle, fremantle ports, holiday, tourism by freoview on December 6, 2016

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The Ovation of the Seas, the largest cruise liner to sail into Australia arrived in Fremantle around 6.30 am this morning to the delight of the many onlookers on the North and South moles and Victoria Quay.

The brand-new ship is the fourth-biggest cruise ship in the world and is worth around $ 1 billion. It was launched in April this year.

It has 2090 rooms for 4900 passengers and is 348 metres long.

This season around 60 cruise ships will arrive in Fremantle Port and boosting the WA economy.

Roel Loopers

CRUISE SHIP SEASON STARTS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in cruiseliner, cruiseship, fremantle, holidays, tourism by freoview on November 3, 2016

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Summer is approaching rapidly and the cruise ship season has started in Fremantle.

This morning the giant Costa Luminosa arrived in Fremantle Port and many passenger went out to get information at the Visitor Centre on Kings Square.

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GIANT LADIES OF THE OCEANS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in cruiseship, fremantle, tourism by freoview on March 20, 2016

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Two giants of the ocean are in Fremantle Port today with the 2260 passengers Costa Luminosa joining the  261 metre-long Sun Princess this morning. It is a very impressive sight so go have a look at it!

I am surprised there is no shuttle bus offered to the train station for the cruise ship passengers. When they arrive in Fremantle both sides of the railway line resemble the migration of the crabs on Christmas Island, with the mainly older passengers pulling their suitcases behind them toward the station.

Someone with a small bus with trailer could charge just $ 2 per passenger and make a nice bit of extra cash on the days the cruisers come to Freo. Any takers?

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HIGHRISE OF THE SEAS IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in cruiseship, fremantle, fremantle ports by freoview on February 12, 2016

 

The Highrise of the Seas, better known at the Queen Elizabeth, is in Fremantle and a pretty majestic sight she is. She is leaving at midnight today so if you want to see her head out to the port soon.

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BUSY SUMMER START FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in cruiseship, explorer of the seas, fremantle by freoview on November 13, 2015

Summer and the cruise ship season has well and truly started in Fremantle. The Explorer of the Seas, the largest cruise ship based in Australia, did berth in Fremantle Port this morning. The vessel is 138,000 ton and capable of accommodating 3,800 guests. With a whopping 311 metres-long it is 62 metres bigger that Perth’ biggest building Central Park.

The Passenger Terminal and surrounds looked like an ant hill this morning with so many people coming and going. Great fun!

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