Cruise Tourism

Cruise shipping has experienced double digit growth in the number of cruise ships calling to Queensland destinations for the past eight years, and projections for the 2016-17 season give an even brighter outlook. 275 ships visited Queensland destinations during 2014-15 and 645,942 passengers experienced the diverse range of destinations that Queensland offers.
 
During the past year Tourism and Events Queensland has been actively promoting Queensland through a range of activities in a bid to attract new cruise ships to the state.
 
Tourism and Events Queensland also undertakes a range of activities to ensure the Queensland tourism industry is well equipped to service the growing cruise shore excursion requirements, with the aim of maximising the economic benefits of cruise shipping to Queensland.
   Portside with ship in background

How to Get Involved

Check out this presentation on how to get involved in cruise shore excursion programs.

Click here for a list of inbound tour operators currently involved in cruise shore excursion programs.. 


     Ship in Port    Townsville Volunteers greeting passengers