First cruise ship for the season

The first cruise ship for the 2011/12 season is set to arrive in Burnie this Saturday 1 October.

Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said, “The Dawn Princess carrying over 3000 passengers and crew is set to dock nice and early so that the visitors get to spend a whole day exploring the North-West Coast.

“It is going to be a very busy day in Burnie. The Burnie Show will be in full swing at the show grounds and there will be plenty of football celebrations around the city too. It is also the first day of Burnie Shines. Burnie will be buzzing. What an amazing way to showcase our city, by showing off all the wonderful and exciting things happening.”

The Dawn Princess is the first out of 18 ships set to visit Burnie this season.

“This season over 40,000 people from all over the world will visit our region. It’s their photos and stories that they then share with their friends and families that benefit our region so greatly.”
The cruise ship visits give Burnie a great economic boost with an estimated $7 million spent in the region each year.

“Anyone wanting to meet up with family or friends aboard any of the cruise ships are asked to meet at the Makers’ Workshop or in the CBD.

“There have been some safety changes at the port that now means people can no longer pick up passengers directly from the port. All passengers are shuttled on buses around the city for free. Their first stop is the Makers’ Workshop before setting off into the city,” he said.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728