41 international cruise ship visits, including Virgin Voyages latest luxury liner, Resilient Lady, will call in to Burnie during the upcoming 2023-2024 cruise season.
The brand new $700 million Resilient Lady has been cruising the Mediterranean since being launched in May and will stop in Burnie 10 times during the season, with the first visit in mid-December with 2700 passengers and 1160 crew.
The first ship of the season to drop anchor in Burnie will be the Noordam on November 15th, with 1900 passengers and 800 crew, with the final visit of the season from the Norwegian Spirit, with 2000 passengers and 900 crew on March 26th.
Devonport received two visits last season from smaller cruise ships, but at this stage there’s nothing booked for the port in the upcoming season.
It’s estimated cruise ships are worth more than $103 million annually to the Tasmanian economy, with 92 visits also scheduled for Hobart this season.