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CRUISE SHIPS IN PORTLAND

Portland - Australia's new cruise destination

This year three international cruise ships have visited including the Europa 2 arriving on 2 January 2017 and sister ship Europa on 28 January. Both these ships were carrying passengers who had flown from Germany. These ships carry approximately 500 passengers each with 300 crew; catering for an upmarket clientele. The Europa and Europa 2 are owned and operated by Hapeg Lloyd, and more information on the ships visit the Hapeg Lloyd website

The third international arrival Sirena travelling from America hit our shores on 2 April. This elegant ship exudes a crisp and modern elegance. Recently refurbished, it was Sirena’s much-awaited inaugural season with Oceania Cruises. For further information on the ship, visit Oceania Cruises website

In between the international visits, P & O's Pacific Eden arrived on 6 February and Pacific Jewel on the 12 February. These ships carry between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors each. For further information on the ships visit P and O's website

CRUISE SHIP DAYS

Portland plays host to several Cruise Ships each year from a variety of different cruise liners.  These days are ones certainly not to miss with the buzz of thousands visiting Portland the foreshore of truly comes alive.  Live bands, community markets, food stalls and fun for the kids can all be found in the bay with the wonderful backdrop of a Cruise Liner.  Get off your ship to find local shuttle buses ready to transport you into and around the town with the first stop of the route being the Visitor Information Centre where you can come in and ask what you should get up to and where you should do it.  From there the choice is yours.  Stay in town and wonder the markets and entertainment, take a trip to one of our two capes or even jump on one of the local town tours.  Whatever strikes your fancy we will provide it to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable time in Portland.

The One For You Portland - Cruise Ships

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CRUISE SHIP BROCHURE

Portland ... a diverse destination with many unique experiences

The beautiful city of Portland on Victoria's south west coast is steeped in history, being the site of the first permanent European settlement in what is now Victoria.
With a population of about 10,000, located at the western end of the Great Ocean Road, the city is situated on the picturesque and sheltered Portland Bay.
To see the latest cruise brochure click here

OCEAN FRONTIER

Take a step off the edge of the Earth and visit the place where the beach meets the deep and the oceans biggest fish, swells and whales can be experienced from the breakwater.

BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES

Take in the sweeping vistas of the Great South West Walk or wander through the Petrified Forest and blowholes of Cape Bridgewater to experience the best Mother Nature has to offer.

TOWNS OF GREAT SOUTH WEST

During your stay, take the time to explore the townships, each one offer something different from sweeping scenic views of rolling hills and productive agricultural land, to perfect pine plantations through the hinterland, and coastal beaches and rugged cliffs.

EXPLORE PORTLAND

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TALK TO THE LOCALS

Portland Visitor Information Centre
Lee Breakwater Road, Portland
Phone - 1800 035 567

Casterton Visitor Information Centre
139 Henty Street, Casterton
Phone - 03 5554 2440

Nelson Visitor Information Centre
Leake Street, Nelson
Phone - 08 8738 4051

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