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Phillip Island
Golden princess oct 19 side view back to rhyll

Cruise

Phillip Island welcomes cruise ships each year, with tenders arriving at the Rhyll Jetty area. We provide a package of welcoming infrastructure and support with the development of shore excursions.

For more information please contact [email protected]

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2019/20 Cruise Season


– 15 scheduled visits, 1 unscheduled visits, 1 cancellation
– 1 scheduled call canceled (Seabourn Encore) due to COVID-19
– 14,452 passengers and 7,780 crew have sailed to Phillip Island onboard.
– Approx 5,000 passengers have been on organised tours.
– Approx. 2,500 of which visited the penguin parade on ship organised tours (this doesn’t take into account independent travelers)

if 70% of the passengers went ashore when visiting Phillip Island the economic impact is 2.50m$ otherwise if we said 100% of all passengers went ashore it is 3.57m$ to date with 1 more scheduled cruise ship visit this season.

This is based on ACA 2016-17 economic impact study
https://www.australiancruiseassociation.com/sites/default/files/180453-aca-ar-2018.pdf

2017/18 = $865,765 ( 2 x cruise visits)
218/19 = $1.59m (5 x cruise visits)
2019/20 = $3.57 (13 x cruise visits)

2020/21 Subject to Australian Government direction on the recommencement of cruise shipping in Australian waters

As at 12 January 2021 there are 8 ships tentatively booked for the 20/21 season


For Further Information on the Phillip Island Cruise Anchorage and destination


Captain Shane Vedamuttu
Harbour Master
Victorian Regional Channels Authority
T: +61 3 5979 5500
M: +61 429 008 812
E: [email protected]
W: www.vrca.vic.gov.au

Kim Storey
General Manager
Destination Phillip Island
Regional Tourisn Board
M: +61 409 250 895
E: [email protected]

Bass Coast Shire Council Visitor Economy and Events

T: +61 3 5671 2211
E: [email protected]
W: www.visitbasscoast.com.au

Shipping Agents

Inchcape Shipping Services
T: + 61 3 8645 6900
E: [email protected]

Wilhelmsen Ships Service
T: +61 3 9630 0900
E: [email protected]
Gulf Agency Company
(Australia) Pty Ltd
T +61 3 9646 8544
E: [email protected]

Ground Handlers
Abercrombie & Kent Australia
T:+61 3 9536 1800
E: [email protected]
Intercruises
T: +61 2 9550 0047
E: [email protected]

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