Today we welcome Princess Cruises cruise ship Golden Princess on her maiden visit to Port Arthur. She measures 109,000 gross tons and carries 2,600 passengers plus 1,100 crew members.
PAHSMA Director of Tourism Operations Anne McVilly presented a plaque mounted on a convict brick to the crew of Golden Princess to commemorate the maiden visit.
The passengers are now ashore and exploring Port Arthur and the region. Port Arthur will receive in excess of 24 cruise ship visits this season, including around 16 by expedition class vessel Coral Princess, which is operating it’s first season offering coastal cruises around Southern Tasmania.