P&O Cruises has extended its winter cruising period in Western Australia, announcing a raft of cruises set for next year that it says will deliver more than $15 million in economic benefit to the state.
P &O Cruises has extended its winter cruising period in Western Australia, announcing a number of cruises set for next year the company says will deliver more than $15 million in economic benefit to the state.
P&O will dock in Fremantle Ports 12 times next winter, while Broome, Exmouth, Geraldton, Busselton and Esperance will be visited 14 times.
Four special food and wine tours will take cruise ship passengers from Fremantle to Margaret River over a three-night period.
Longer cruises from Fremantle will visit Indonesia and Singapore.
Chief executive Ann Sherry said WA was an important market the company was hoping to capitalise on following a fleet expansion.
From next year P&O will operate five cruise ships in Australia, up from three.
“Cruising is an important arm of WA’s tourism industry, contributing $118 million from 60 cruise ship visits in 2012-13 and it’s great to see businesses in the various ports catering to passengers to make their experience extraordinary,” she said.