Golden Princess makes maiden visit to Port Arthur

January 5, 2016

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.

To mark Golden Princess' first visit to Port Arthur, PAHSMA's Anne McVilly presents a plaque mounted on a convict brick to crew member Edron.

To mark Golden Princess’ first visit to Port Arthur, PAHSMA’s Anne McVilly presents a plaque mounted on a convict brick to crew member Edron.

Cruise Ship Golden Princess moored off Port Arthur Historic Site

Cruise Ship Golden Princess moored off Port Arthur Historic Site

Cruise ship passengers are tendered ashore at Port Arthur's dedicated cruise jetty.

Cruise ship passengers are tendered ashore at Port Arthur’s dedicated cruise jetty.

The jetty at Port Arthur provides safe and dignified access, even for passengers with limited mobility.

The jetty at Port Arthur provides safe and dignified access, even for passengers with limited mobility.