A commemorative plaque mounted on a convict brick was presented to the Captain of MS Volendam to mark her maiden visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site on Thursday 20 November, 2014.
The Holland America Line cruise ship brought around 1400 passengers to the historic site on November 20, which also marked the opening of the cruise season at Port Arthur.
Passengers enjoyed a range of tours and activities as they explored Port Arthur and the nearby Coal Mines Historic Site, both of which are on the World Heritage list.
Port Arthur’s newly commissioned tender jetty made transferring the passengers ashore a safe, straightforward and enjoyable process for all concerned.
A further ten cruise ships are scheduled to call at Port Arthur by mid-March.