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A haven for cruise ship captains, Portside Wharf caters for ships of all sizes, from superyachts and boutique / expedition vessels through to the Panamax-sized class – just about the entire range of ships currently visiting Australia or likely to visit in the foreseeable future. It offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities for up to 2,500 passengers on base porting or turnaround ships.

Ships Docking at Portside Wharf


Amongst the ships that visit Portside Wharf  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 Oriana

The Oriana 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 Albatross

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.

Technical Information


Passenger turnarounds will be a breeze at Portside Wharf with Brisbane International Airport only a 10 minute drive away.

First-class marine engineering facilities are on call. Reliable supplies of top quality local produce – fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and sea food – are on hand.

Brisbane is strategically placed on Australia’s East Coast cruising hub. Portside Wharf is just one sea-day away from Sydney or the Whitsunday Islands, and two sea-days from tropical Cairns or the Pacifc Island of New Caledonia.

Specifications

WHARF LENGTH: 236m
WHARF CONSTRUCTION: Concrete
GANGWAY: State-of-the-art Aerobridge
DEPTH ALONGSIDE: 9.0m LAT
CHANNEL DEPTH: 9.1m LAT
TIDAL RANGE: 2.8m
SWING BASIN: 399m diameter to a depth of 9.1m LAT
(subject to decisions made by the Harbour Master on the day).
GATEWAY BRIDGE CLEARANCE: 56.4m above LAT
PASSENGER ACCESS: Aerobridge and / or ship’s gangway
UTILITIES: Full electrical, power and phone, portable water

Bunkering Info & Contractors


No bunkering servicing to occur Wharf-side.  All works from waterside by approved service contractors only.

All bunkering is to be arranged from waterside by vessel owner. Contact Brisbane Cruise Terminal for contractors and charges.

All certification must be supplied to Portside Management prior to the bunkering commencing.

Bunkering Service available at Portside: Grey Water, Sludge, Bilge water
(All bunkering is waterside at Portside Wharf only)

Other Services:
Contract and Charter of Commercial Marine Floating Plant, Services and Logistics.

Charter:
Tugs, Barges, Workpunts, Drilling and Work Platforms, Crane Barge, Marine Equipment.

Towage:
Local, Coastal and Interstate Tug & Barge, Heavy Lifts and Oversize Transfers by Barge.
Phone: +61 7 3893 0066 (24hrs)
Fax: +61 7 3893 0188
Street Address: 1517 Lytton Road, Hemmnant  Brisbane, Qld Australia 4174
Postal Address: P O Box 809, Wynnum Central, Brisbane Qld, Australia 4178
E-Mail:  qport@qportmarine.com.au

Riverside Oil Bunkering Co Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 7 3852 0900
Fax: 07 3852 0999
Street Address: 17 Skyring Tce, NEWSTEAD, QLD, 4006
Postal Address: PO Box 2399, NEWSTEAD, QLD, 4006
E-mail: admin@riversidemarine.com.au
Website: riversidemarine.com.au

Portside Wharf Precinct


Only ten minutes from the Brisbane CBD and Brisbane International Airport, Portside Wharf is arguably the world’s closest cruise terminal to an international airport, and is literally in the thick of it all.

A short stroll to Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses, and a short ferry ride on the Brisbane River to the heart of the city, its parks and riverside markets.

World-Renowned Destinations

It’s one thing to be the world’s newest international cruise terminal; it’s another to be a perfectly positioned to some of Australia’s most desired wildlife and theme parks, and most beautiful natural attractions.

  • Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo
  • Sea World
  • Dreamworld
  • Warner Bros. Movie World

Only an hour’s drive from Portside Wharf, you will find some of Australia’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The country’s best beaches.  Tropical island hideaways, indigenous culture, national parks and wildlife retreats all waiting to be explored.

  • The Gold Coast
  • The Sunshine Coast
  • Fraser Island
  • Moreton Bay & Islands
  • The Hinterland

Range of Ship Services

Local Produce
Fresh local produce is available for stores. Contact us prior to berthing for further details.