Chance To Discover Margaret River By Cruise

The Pacific Jewel
Image from POCruises.com.au

Travellers will soon have the opportunity to arrive in Margaret River by cruise ship, after P&O Cruises announced that they would add the Capes region to their 2015 Fremantle program.

The news article “Cruise your way into WA’s Margaret River” has full details on this story. It says, “It has beaches, wineries, a chocolate factory, boutique breweries and wildlife on offer to travellers, and now Western Australia’s Margaret River region can add cruise ship destination to its list of attractions. P&O Cruises has become the first cruise operator to sail to the region, introducing the destination to its 2015 program from Fremantle.” http://au.totaltravel.yahoo.com/news-opinions/news/a/-/18561687/cruise-your-way-into-was-margaret-river/

Visitors will come ashore at the historic Busselton Jetty which spans 1.8 kilometres, making it the southern hemisphere’s longest jetty.

Senior Vice President P&O Cruises Tammy Marshall said that there had been a rise in popularity of short break cruises and Margaret River was geographically well positioned for a three-night cruise excursion from Fremantle.

“Sailing to the region by cruise ship is a unique way to arrive in total relaxation without the usual three and a half hour drive there and back from Perth,” Marshall said.

Margaret River will be offered on two cruises during the 2015 season, with sailing to be scheduled in April and May that year, departing from Fremantle onboard the “Pacific Jewel”. Up till then, P&O Cruises will offer the region as a shore expedition inclusive of trips to wineries, breweries, restaurants and other famous spots.

“Western Australians are going to love this three-night getaway, but I’m sure many interstate visitors will also be just as keen to make sailing to Margaret River a highlight of an extended holiday in the west,” said Marshall.

Ian Stubbs, the mayor of the City of Busselton, said that his town was ready to welcome P&O Cruises’ passengers.

“Busselton is a well established tourist destination rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Arriving at the iconic Busselton Jetty against the blue waters of Geographe Bay, few if any could fail to be impressed,” said Stubbs.

Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association’s Acting CEO Jayme Hatcher said that cruise shipping development was wonderful news for the south west, particularly Busselton.

“This is a sensational initiative from the City of Busselton and P&O Cruises. It is certainly good news for tourism and the regional economy – the financial impact is sure to be manifest,” Ms Hatcher said.

To find out more about cruising with P&O Cruises, please visit the website – www.pocruises.com.au

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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