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WA CRUISE EXCHANGE GOOD FOR FREO TOURISM

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseship, cruising, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on July 24, 2019

 

I received this media statement from the State Government so will publish it in part here:

Representatives from Western Australia’s port destinations have a chance to pitch their business to major players from the cruise industry at an event to raise the profile of the State as a cruise shipping destination.

The WA Cruise Exchange (WACE), hosted by Tourism WA, has attracted representatives from eight global cruise lines to WA for workshops and networking opportunities.

A host of leading cruise lines including Carnival Australia, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Cruise and Maritime Voyages and Ponant are attending the 2019 exchange, along with first-time attendees, Silversea, Australian Pacific Touring, MSC Cruises and Crystal Cruises.

National travel group Journey Beyond has also joined the event for the first time. Their involvement confirms the growing popularity among interstate and overseas tourists for WA package holidays combining train and cruise ship travel.

The exchange gives cruise industry leaders a forum to meet with WA port destination representatives and learn about the exciting range of on-shore activities the State can offer their guests.

WA’s 11 port destinations of Fremantle; Esperance; Albany; Busselton; Bunbury; Geraldton; Exmouth; Dampier; Broome; Kuri Bay and Port Hedland are being represented at the event, as well as the peak body for Aboriginal tours and experiences in WA; WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Council.

Cruise representatives will also have an opportunity to visit some of the port destinations, including the Coral Coast and Burrup Peninsula, with the aim of including them in future itineraries.

They will also visit Albany, including a tour of the National Anzac Centre and Torndirrup National Park before watching an AFL game at Perth’s world-class Optus Stadium.

An inaugural WA itinerary has recently been confirmed by Crystal Cruises, with its newest cruise ship Crystal Endeavor scheduled to visit WA in April 2021, while Dampier is set to welcome two cruise ship visits from APT’s Caledonian Sky in 2020.

It is the fifth time WA has hosted the exchange, with the number of cruise lines taking part more than doubling since the inaugural event in 2013.

One would assume that the WA Cruise Exchange is held here in Fremantle but the media statement does not specify where it is held.

Roel Loopers

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TWO JEWELS EQUAL GREAT FREMANTLE PORT

 

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It is always an impressive sight to see large cruiseliners enter and depart Fremantle Port and float past the equally impressive Maritime Museum, so I took this photo of the Pacific Jewel leaving Freo just after 4pm on Friday afternoon.

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THE CRANES OF FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruising, fremantle ports, harbour, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2018

 

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I love the Fremantle working port at any hour of the day and took this photo just before sunset yesterday, after I had taken some photos of the Foodtrucks Under the Bridge event at the East Street jetty.

I love the visual impact of all the cranes pulled together by the 200mm lens I used for the photo.

I added the golden oldie I took some time ago, as it is heating up this week. Summer is coming!

Next week the canopy will be put on top of the posts in front of the Passenger Terminal to improve the arrival for the thousands of cruise ship passengers who will visit Fremantle this summer season, so stay tuned for photos of that.

Roel Loopers

FREO CRUISE SHIPS A PHOTOGRAPHER’S DELIGHT

Posted in cruising, fremantle, photography by freoview on March 22, 2015

Fremantle’s Victoria Quay Passenger Terminal was a beehive of pensioners this morning with two cruise ships in town. The Costa Deliziosa and Pacific Jewel were anchored bow to sternĀ and a stream of passengers alighted.

Busses and taxis were queueing up to transport the mainly elderly holiday makers to their destinations around town or take them on sightseeing trips to the Swan Valley, Pinnacles and Perth.

I got away with what I believe is a really nice series of ‘street photo’ observations of the activity at Fremantle Ports.

Roel Loopers

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CRYSTAL SERENITY ARRIVES IN FREMANTLE

Posted in cruising, fremantle by freoview on March 12, 2015

Crystal Serenity

The cruise liner Crystal Serenity arrived in Fremantle today and what an impressive sight it was to see it floating by the South Mole lighthouse.

Fremantle is the top tourism destination in Western Australia by a long shot and ahead of second spot Margaret River.

Fifty cruise ships will visit Freo this season, so if you see any people with money belts, silly hats and loud shirts you know a cruise ship has arrived. Say G’day, give them a smile and point them in the right direction when they look a bit lost.

Roel Loopers

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