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Perhaps you are looking for inspiration for a future holiday, or perhaps you've booked and you want to see the size of the ships, or just perhaps you have the kids and are looking for an excuse to get to the beach - whatever your reason is, the cruise ships are coming to South Australia again this extended summer and will be passing a beach near you.

Cruise Ships in South Australia, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Astor, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden
Image courtesy Flinders Ports


Since 2010, South Australia has developed into a popular cruise destination in its own right, as well as cruise hub for local South Australians looking to get on board for short trip on South Australian waters to experience life on a cruise ship. This season will see a total of 68 cruise ships visit the three major ports at Port Adelaide / Outer Harbour (37), Kangaroo Island (21) and Port Lincoln (10).

Cruise Ships in South Australia, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Astor, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden
Image courtesy Cruise Ships in Adelaide


The cruise ships passing through South Australia this season (all at Port Adelaide unless marked KI or PL) include:

Sun Princess (14 Oct)
Voyager of the Seas (1 Nov)
Maasdam (14 Nov)
Maasdam (15 Nov - KI)
Pacific Jewel (18 Nov - KI)
Ovation of the Seas (3 Dec)
Astor (3 Dec - KI)
Astor (4 Dec)
Pacific Jewel (5 Dec - PL)
Pacific Jewel (6 Dec)
Pacific Jewel (7 Dec - KI)
Radiance of the Seas (17-18 Dec)
Norwegian Jewel (19 Dec - KI)
Norwegian Jewel (20 Dec)
Silver Shadow (8 Jan)
Golden Princess (8 Jan)
Pacific Jewel (10 Jan - KI)
Regatta (16 Jan - KI)
Regatta (17 Jan)

Cruise Ships in South Australia, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Astor, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden
Image courtesy Cruise Ships in Adelaide


Noordam (24 Jan - PL)
Golden Princess (25 Jan)
Noordam (25 Jan- KI)
Golden Princess (26 Jan - PL)
Pacific Jewel (26 Jan - KI)
Noordam (26-27 Jan)
Pacific Jewel (27 Jan - PL)
Golden Princess (27 Jan - KI)
Pacific Jewel (28 Jan)
Ocean Dream (29 Jan)
Ovation of the Seas (31 Jan - 1 Feb)
L'Austral (1 Feb - KI)
L'Austral (2 Feb - PL)
Azamara Journey (2 Feb - KI)
Azamara Journey (3 Feb)
Pacific Eden (9 Feb)
Pacific Eden (12 Feb)
Norwegian Jewel (14 Feb)
Norwegian Jewel (15 Feb - KI)

Cruise Ships in South Australia, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Astor, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden
Image courtesy Cruise Ships in Adelaide


Queen Mary II (15-16 Feb)
Norwegian Jewel (16 Feb -PL)
Amsterdam (16 Feb - KI)
Astor (17 Feb)
Amsterdam (17 Feb)
Pacific Princess (18 Feb)
Europa (18 Feb)
Europa (19 Feb - KI)
Seven Seas Navigator (19 Feb)
Seven Seas Navigator (20 Feb - PL)
Queen Mary 2 (20 Feb - KI)
Pacific Eden (22 Feb - PL)
Pacific Eden (24 Feb)
Astor (25 Feb)
Astor (26 Feb - KI)
Astor (27 Feb - PL)
Pacific Jewel (27 Feb - KI)
Pacific Eden (27 Feb)
Astor (28 Feb)
Celebrity Solstice (1 Mar)
Pacific Eden (4 Mar - KI)
Golden Princess (17 Mar)
Golden Princess (18 Mar - PL)
Pacific Eden (22 Mar - KI)
Pacific Eden (29 Mar - KI)
Sea Princess (30 Mar)

Cruise Ships in South Australia, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Astor, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden
Image courtesy Cruise Ships in Adelaide


Highlights for the coming season include two return visits from the Mega cruiser liner, Ovation of the Seas, as well as another trip to Kangaroo Island for the Queen Mary II. Meanwhile a host of new ships will traverse South Australian waters for the first time including the Norwegian Jewel, Noordam, Ocean Dream, Azamara Journey, Regatta and the L'Austral.

Cruise Ships in South Australia, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Astor, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden
Image courtesy Cruise Ships in Adelaide


In terms of busy-ness, the month of February sees no less than 28 dockings at the three South Australian Ports, thus ensuring plenty of work for the tug boat operators, and plenty of business for opportunistic tourism operators. And for those on Kangaroo Island who will be welcoming direct Qantas flights for the first time in a decade, it promises to be a very busy summer.

Cruise Ships in South Australia, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Astor, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden
Image courtesy Cruise Ships in Adelaide


All ships arrive in their respective ports around sunriseand generally depart in the twilight as the sun is setting in the west. The best places to watch the cruise ships off the Adelaide coast are from Lady Ruthven Reserve at Outer Harbour or at any of the beaches and reserves around Largs and Semaphore.

Cruise Ships in South Australia, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Astor, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden
Image courtesy Cruise Ships in Adelaide


For more accurate details on arrival and departure times, please refer to the Flinders Ports website. Alternatively, the Cruise Ships in Adelaide website and facebook page has more information on each of the ships as well as any changes to scheduling due to weather.
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