Every visit will be memorable for all the right reasons


The Brisbane Cruise Terminal caters for ships of varying sizes, from superyachts and boutique / expedition vessels through to the panamax-sized class.

It offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities to turn around up to 2,500 passengers on base porting or turnaround ships made possible by:

  • 24 dedicated check-in counters
  • Full security services, including CCTV camera coverage
  • Customs and quarantine facilities
  • Two passenger screening points with:
    — two walk-through metal detectors
    — two small-baggage x-ray machines
    — two large-baggage x-ray machines

Ships Docking at the Brisbane Cruise Terminal

Amongst the ships that visit the Brisbane Cruise Terminal are:

The Aurora

The Aurora was built specifically for the growing British traditional cruise market. The ship is the flagship of P&O Cruises and is based at Southhampton, England.76,152 tonnes / Length: 270 metres / Beam: 32.2 metres / Draft: 7.9 metres

Source: Berlitz, Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2003, Douglas Ward

The Orian

The Orian is the first new ship for P&O Cruises in 24 years.

69,153 tonnes / Length: 260 metres / Beam: 32.2 metres / Draft: 7.9 metres

Source: Berlitz, Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2003, Douglas Ward

The Sun Princess

Sun Princess is the sister ships of the Dawn and Sea.77,000-tonne ship carrying 1,950 passengers,

The Pacific Princess

The Pacific Princess debuted for P&O Cruises in 1999 and is an ideal size for operating in warm water region.

30,277 tonnes / Length 181 metres / Beam 25.5 metres / Draft 6.0 metres

Source: Berlitz, Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2003, Douglas Ward

The Albatros

Albatros is a vintage all-white classic ship with a forthright profile and a single, large centrally placed funnel.

24,803 tonnes / Length 185.4 metres / Beam 24.49 metres / Draft 8.94 metres

Source: Berlitz, Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2003, Douglas Ward

The Pacific Dawn

Pacific Dawn is the new incarnation of the US-based Regal Princess and will be the largest and most modern ship to call Australia home, and is Australia’s first superliner, as of October 2007. Pacific Dawn will carry 2000 passengers in 795 cabins, including 184 with private balconies.70,000 tons / Length 811 feet / Beam 105 feet
Source: bestcruises.com.au/cruises

The Black Watch

This handsome ship was originally built for long-distance cruising for the Royal Viking line but is now owned by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

28492 tonnes / Length: 205.47 metres / Beam 25.2 metres / Draft 7.55 metres

Source: Berlitz, Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2003, Douglas Ward

The Statendam

The Statendam has a full wrap around teakwood promenade deck outdoors.

55451 tonnes / Length: 219.3 metres / Beam 30.8 metres / Draft 7.5metres

Source: Berlitz, Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2003, Douglas Ward

The Crystal Serenity

The Crystal Serenity is a contemporary ship with a nicely raked clipper bow and well balanced lines.

68,000 tonnes / Length: 250 metres / Beam 34 metres / Draft 7.6 metres

Source: Berlitz, Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2003, Douglas Ward.