Busselton cruise ship information

Suzanne AstonBusselton Dunsborough Times
The Azamara Journey has set sail on a two-week voyage across Australia.
Camera IconThe Azamara Journey has set sail on a two-week voyage across Australia. Credit: Supplied

Locals are being asked to prepare for the arrival of cruise ship Azamara Journey, which is set to make its second visit to Busselton on February 18.

The small ship, with capacity of 694 passengers, first docked in the city in December last year. It is visiting as part of its 14-night Australia Intensive Journey that started in Sydney on February 6 and will conclude in Fremantle on February 19.

The vessel will arrive about 9.30am , and depart at 9pm with the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association to manage the shoreside experience for passengers.

Last financial year 11 cruise ships visited the city carrying more than 16,000 passengers and 7000 crew, making it one of the biggest cruise seasons delivered since the first Busselton season in 2014-15, according to the MRBTA.

A team of 29 volunteers completed more than 144 shifts to help meet and greet passengers as they arrived at the foreshore. Four of the ships were making stops at the city for the first time.

The next scheduled arrivals include the Coral Princess on March 16, Crystal Serenity on March 26 and Pacific Explorer on April 2.

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