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FREO WELCOMES MASSIVE MAGNIFICA

 

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I almost missed the maiden arrival to Fremantle Port of the huge MSC Magnifica cruiseliner because it was initially scheduled to arrive tomorrow. But I was lucky to walk at Bathers Beach when I noticed the massive vessel gliding into port, so I went on a long walk to take photos from all different angles.

The Musica-class MSC Magnifica is 294-metres long and normally carries up to 2,550 passengers, but can accommodate a maximum of 3,605 passengers. It cost $ 547 million to build.

It will depart Fremantle tomorrow evening at 10pm if all goes to plans.

Roel Loopers

 

CRYSTAL SERENITY DEPARTS FREO PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle port, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on February 20, 2019

 

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The Crystal Serenity cruise liner departed Fremantle Port at 6pm on Wednesday so I headed out to get some shots of it.

The ship was in Fremantle for just a day, as most of them are.

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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.

 

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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.

Roel Loopers

 

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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!

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WOODSIDE’S FIRST LNG SHIP IN FREMANTLE

Posted in environment, fremantle, fremantle ports by freoview on February 21, 2017

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Woodside christened its first LNG-powered vessel Siem Thiima at Fremantle’s Victoria Quay yesterday.

Here a photo of it with the cruiseliner Aurora in the background.

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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.

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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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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.

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EMERALD PRINCESS VISITS FREMANTLE

Posted in cruiseliners, fremantle, fremantle ports, holidays, tourism by freoview on November 8, 2016

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The 1134,000-tonne superliner Emerald Princess arrived in Fremantle this morning on her first visit to Australia.

The very impressive huge ship is one of the largest cruise ships in the Princess fleet and has nearly 900 balcony staterooms and can accommodate 3082 passengers.

I was invited to visit the ship today and have lunch at the Curtis Stone restaurant but unfortunately was booked in for a First Aid training course, so I missed out on a nice lunch.

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