TasPorts CEO Anthony Donald said the State’s ports stood ready to receive cruise ship visits for the coming season following the decision that larger cruise vessels could resume operations in Tasmanian waters.
“TasPorts is a strong supporter of cruise ship visits to the State,’ he said.
“Their return will provide a major boost to the Tasmanian visitor economy particularly in areas outside our major cities which have traditionally attracted cruise ship visitors.”
Mr Donald said TasPorts had begun engaging with cruise lines to confirm itineraries for the 2022-23 season.
“There is already interest in our traditional cruise ship ports – Hobart, Burnie and Port Arthur – as well as other ports across the State,” he said.
Mr Donald said overall the cruise ship industry was an important part and contributor to the State’s visitor economy.
“We are very pleased about today’s announcement and look forward to welcoming these vessels back to Tasmanian ports,” he said.