More than 150 cruise ship visits to Tasmania next season

Tasmania is set to welcome more than 150 cruise ships in the 2023/24 season.


27 March 2023

One hundred and fifty five cruise ship visits have been booked for Tasmanian ports in the 2023/24 season.

The vessels are expected to bring more than 270,000 passengers and nearly 117,000 crew to the state, delivering significant economic benefit to the tourism sector and the broader Tasmanian economy.

The cruise ship itinerary, published on our Shipping Schedule, shows that 83 visits are scheduled for Hobart, 39 visits for Burnie and 23 for Port Arthur.

A further six visits are planned for Coles Bay, two for Bell Bay and two for King Island.

TasPorts CEO Anthony Donald said with the current cruise ship season coming to an end on 4 April when the Noordam visits Hobart, focus has switched to the coming season.

“The 2023/24 season will start on 20 September with the arrival of the Pacific Adventure at the Port of Hobart,” he said.

“We will be welcoming the Disney-owned Disney Wonder for the first time, which has eight calls booked between October 2023 and February 2024.

“Virgin Voyages’ Resilient Lady will also visit for the first time with 13 calls booked for Hobart (eight) and Burnie (five) between December 2023 and March 2024.”

Mr Donald said TasPorts was highly supportive of cruise ship visits to the state and the critical contribution they made to the economy.

“We also actively support the regional dispersal of visitors and the associated benefits they deliver to the state’s regional areas,” he said.