Embark on a cruise from Fremantle and begin the ocean adventure of a lifetime. Located just 30 minutes from the Australian metropolis of Perth, Fremantle is just the kind of trendy and happening place you’d like to begin a holiday. Choose from a fantastic range of destinations, cruise lines and ships when you cruise out of Fremantle.
Cruise ships departing Fremantle
• Princess Cruises
Golden Princess - With a capacity of more than 2,600 passengers, Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess is a grand ship, with superb facilities including a piazza-style atrium, Movies Under the Stars poolside screen, and so much more.
Sea Princess - Despite her maiden voyage taking place back in 1998, the Sea Princess is a favourite among many cruisers, and stays fresh and modern with regular refurbishments.
Sun Princess - Much like her Sea Princess sister, the Sun Princess is a warm and inviting ship with spa, gym, a range of excellent dining options and a magnificent four-storey atrium.
• Cunard Cruises
Queen Mary 2 - Hailed as one of the grandest ships on the seas, the Queen Mary 2 is elegant, sophisticated and breathtaking. Get the royal White Star Service from crew members, and be pampered at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
Queen Elizabeth - Inspired by the art-deco scene of the 1930s and 1940s, the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship is one of glitz and glamour. Launched in 2010, this vessel has spectacular curved staircases, beautiful artwork and extravagant furnishings.
• Regent Seven Seas
Seven Seas Navigator - Indulge a little when you book the Seven Seas Navigator and depart Fremantle for literally anywhere, it’s going to be a pleasure no matter what. With its intimate capacity of 490 passengers and all-inclusive service, this truly is a luxury cruise ship.
Major cruise lines that depart Fremantle
A number of fantastic cruise lines call in to Fremantle Port, so no matter your cruise holiday destination, you’re sure to be in excellent company.
Princess Cruises - Cruise from Fremantle with Princess Cruises and you’re all but guaranteed incredible customer service, beautiful staterooms, and fantastic dining experiences. Princess Cruises pride themselves on excellent shore excursions and insist that from the experience, “you’ll come back new”.
Cunard Cruises - As well as the outstanding entertainment and programmes on board, Cunard Cruises provide passengers with a traditional cruise experience which brings the old world to the present day. Enjoy spas, shopping, a movie theatre and more when you book a Cunard Cruise.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Take a luxury cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Enjoy excellent shore excursions, stunning suites, and high class service with this all-inclusive specialty cruise line. Sit back and put your feet up when you cruise from Fremantle with Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Destinations - Where can you cruise to from Fremantle?
Fremantle offers cruises both nationally and internationally. See below for popular destinations.
Australia - Depart from Fremantle and cruise North and all the way around Australia’s coastline to Sydney, stopping in highlight destinations in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland along the way. Or head south for the wineries in Margaret River and continue on to Adelaide and Melbourne; experience Australia like never before.
New Zealand - Set sail for the beautiful country of New Zealand from Fremantle. Take in the grandeur of the City of Sails when you cruise into the Auckland harbour, and visit the jaw droppingly gorgeous South Island Sounds.
Southeast Asia- Encounter a whole new world with cruises from Fremantle. Enjoy the culture and cuisine of Southeast Asia in countries such as Indonesia, Singapore and many more.
World - Take a cruise from Fremantle to countries all across the world; sail into the engineering marvel that is Dubai, soak up the sun of Tahiti and feel history come alive in Rome and the Mediterranean. The ultimate adventure awaits!
Passenger numbers - How many Australians go cruising from Fremantle?
Between 2015 and 2016, cruises from Fremantle hit peak numbers. From April 2015 through to March 2016, Fremantle saw 43 cruise ship visits, with a total of 118,258 passengers on ships docking at the port.
Fremantle Port - Where is the Fremantle Passenger Terminal located and what is its capacity?
The Fremantle Passenger Terminal is located on Victoria Quay, in the centre of the Fremantle Ports. It has won several awards over the years, including the ‘City of Fremantle and City of East Fremantle Heritage Award’ in 2011, and was a finalist for the ‘Outstanding Non-residential Conservation’ category in the ‘State Heritage Awards’. However, similar to many other Australian cities, there is local concern that infrastructure is not keeping up with cruising demand. Council plans for a tourism revival project at South Quay have been floated but are yet to be confirmed.
Facilities at Fremantle Passenger Terminal on Victoria Quay
The Fremantle Passenger Terminal while not the most aesthetically pleasing has a great range of amenities so you can relax in comfort before starting your cruise. Grab a coffee in the licensed cafe and car, and enjoy the complimentary WiFi available to cruise ship passengers. Pick up a travel brochure and destination guide before embarking your cruise ship.
If you have a little time, the Fremantle Arts Centre and the Western Australian Maritime Museum are both worth a visit.
How to get to and from the Fremantle Passenger Terminal
Getting there from Perth International Airport
• 35 minute drive from Perth International airport, via Route 7 ($55 - $75 approx. taxi fare)
• myAirshuttle from Perth International Airport to Fremantle Passenger Terminal ($53 per person one way)
Getting there from Perth CBD
• 35 minute drive from Perth’s CBD, via Route 5 ($45 - $65 approx. taxi fare)
• Trains runs from Perth to Fremantle approximately every 15 minutes with a travel time of roughly 40 minutes and costing $4.70. Note there is just under a kilometer of walking required. A pedestrian crossing is located just west of the Fremantle Train Station across to the port.
Where to park at Fremantle Ports
Parking directly at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal is reserved for those dropping off and picking up cruise ship passengers and there is no long-term or overnight parking available. There are however long term parking options at Victoria Quay (Zone 3 dedicated all-day parking areas near C and D Sheds.) Rates are $10 per day, but these spaces are not secure and are in high demand. If you are seeking secure, undercover, parking for the entirety of your cruise, the Queensgate Car Park in Henderson St is your best bet.
Weather in Fremantle - What is the best time to book a cruise from Fremantle?
Sunny Perth and Fremantle endear visitors with mild winters and hot summers.
• Arguably the best time to cruise from Fremantle is during the shoulder seasons of September through November and March through May. Australians after a cheap cruise deal will find the most choice during this time.
• There are few cruises from Fremantle during the hot summer months of December to January, with activity picking up again in February with southern itineraries toward Melbourne and longer voyages headed north to Asia and beyond.