Cruise Liner Schedule

Flinders Ports cruise liner schedule

The 2019-20 cruise ship season commenced in October 2019, with 80 scheduled cruise ship visits to South Australian ports and anchorages but over the course of the summer, the industry was significantly impacted by, firstly the devastating bushfires of the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island, followed by the COVID-19 global pandemic.  

As a result,  South Australia saw a reduction in scheduled cruise ship visits to 63, with 135,720 passengers and crew on board. There were 36 visits to the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal, with 9 overnight stays, 14 visits to Penneshaw Kangaroo Island, 11 to Port Lincoln with 2 overnight stays, and two visits to Wallaroo in the Yorke Peninsula.

Highlights of the season, included the maiden visit of CMV’s Vasco da Gama to South Australia, including the first itinerary featuring all four SA destinations on one itinerary. Kangaroo Island welcomed maiden visits of the German passenger ship, the Boudicca, P&O’s Pacific Aria and the MS Albatros. Port Lincoln welcomed the maiden visit from the MS Albatros and for the first year hosted two overnight visits in one season . Maiden visits to Adelaide included the Majestic Princess, Carnival Spirit, Costa Deliziosa and the Seabourn Encore before our season was cut short due to the global COVID19 pandemic.

On 15 March 2020, the Australian Federal Government announced a restriction on all international cruise ship visits into Australia. This restriction is now in place until 19 December 2020.

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If you are interested in cruise ships and would like to catch a glimpse of these floating palaces as they sail through South Australian waters, the best vantage points in Adelaide are Semaphore or Lady Ruthven Reserve.

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If you are a cruise passenger, or a friend or relative of cruise passenger planning to visit the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal, follow the link below for more information.

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