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.
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?
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!