Three cruise ships in seven days

There are three cruise ships on the way to Burnie in the next week.

Burnie can expect an influx of extra people on 12, 13 and 18 December 2014.

Mayor Anita Dow said, “Already you can sense the Christmas rush in our city. I hope the passengers are also keen to do some Christmas shopping too. The more the merrier.”

The Dawn princess will arrive tomorrow (Friday, 12 December 2014).

“We are expecting up to 2,890 passengers and crew to explore the region. Some passengers take up the excursions set by the cruise ship and others board the free shuttle buses into town or other attractions arranged at the Makers’ Workshop.

“The Dawn Princess will arrive at 9am from Melbourne and leave Burnie at 5pm on to Port Arthur,” Mayor Dow said.

The very next day (Saturday, 13 December 2014) the Sun Princess will arrive from Hobart at 8am with up to 2,922 passengers and crew. They will have the day to explore the region and leave the port at 5pm for Melbourne.

“The Celebrity Century cruise ship is the last ship for 2014 and will arrive on Thursday, 18 December at 9am with up to 2,657 passengers and crew from Melbourne. The ship will leave Burnie at 6pm on to Hobart,” Mayor Dow said.

12 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Burnie for the 2014/15 season (five remaining after the above three visit), which is expected to bring an approximate economic boost of over $2.5 million to the region.

Due to the works at West Park, cruise ship shuttle buses and other cruise ship vehicles will be utilising the free two hour car park to the east of the Makers’ Workshop to turn and drop off visitors. This car park will be closed for usual parking for the day. Parking is available to the north of this site behind West Park Oval for the community. Please take care in this area.

The first ship for 2015 to arrive to Burnie will be the Dawn Princess on Sunday, 25 January 2015.

For further information please contact

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