Newcastle, Australia, like so many places in the world is completing a new cruise terminal. Cruise business is expanding and these new ports are there to expand with the industry. Whilst some cruise lines have ships working the Australian coast much of the year, others travel by on part of a world cruise.
The Newcastle Cruise Terminal will be built at the Channel Berth, within the Port’s Carrington Precinct. There are plans for a 2nd cruise terminal at Dyke Point. The Channel Berth was commissioned as the Port’s cruise berth in 2010, recognising that cruise ships were growing larger and needed a deep water berth that was easy to access. It is now being increased and they are also getting a new container port.
This port has ample land for more than 30 coaches to park. This port will handle vessels up to 320 metres in length, such as the 317 metre long Celebrity Solstice, the largest ship to visit the Port. Smaller cruise ships can dock at the ferry terminal, Queen’s Wharf.
In June 2016, NSW Government announced the project for Carrington Cruise Terminal was being funded, in 2017, NSW Government contributed AUD 13,1 million. The Doris Visits new Australian menu of ports is now complete and the information and film guides are increasing with the industry. Take a look around.
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