Volendam makes maiden visit to Port Arthur

November 26, 2014

26/11/2014

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.

Guided tours for passengers depart from the jetty

Guided tours for passengers depart from the jetty

Transferring from ship to shore at Port Arthur has been made much easier and safer with the installation of a dedicated cruise ship tender jetty

Transferring from ship to shore at Port Arthur has been made much easier and safer with the installation of a dedicated cruise ship tender jetty

A commemorative plaque mounted to a convict brick was presented to Volendam's captain to mark the ship's maiden visit to Port Arthur

A commemorative plaque mounted to a convict brick was presented to Volendam’s captain to mark the ship’s maiden visit to Port Arthur

Volendam at anchor in the harbour beyond Port Arthur's historic dockyard

Volendam at anchor in the harbour beyond Port Arthur’s historic dockyard