Cruises from Fremantle
All cruise ships berth at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal on Victoria Quay, in the heart of Fremantle’s bustling commercial port. Fremantle is a day-out destination with historic buildings, eateries, tourist attractions and ferries up the Swan River to the City, and off-shore to Rottnest Island. Cars can set-down passengers and find long-term parking nearby. The distance to Perth’s CBD is 30 minutes, and to the airport 40 minutes. Trains, buses and taxis are all handy. In addition to the regular round-the-world cruise vessels, several cruise ships are homebased in Fremantle, meaning they have a complete passenger transfer when they call. Fremantle, situated at the mouth of the Swan River on Australia's SW coast, is the port for the State capital Perth. 'Freo' has retained its authenticity and multiculturalism. It boasts the best preserved example of a 19th century port streetscape in the world with its world-famous heritage buildings, many built from sandstone with intricate ornate facades, and a fascinating maritime and convict history. Essential places to visit include the Round House – the earliest convict jail, Fremantle Prison – open to the public- and the Maritime Museum with its spectacular colonial architecture.
Another 'must', is a visit to the delightful Fremantle Markets, a precinct providing local arts, crafts, jewellery, specialty foods, and dining halls. The area also hosts buskers and other street performers. Fremantle offers seven-day shopping, a fantastic array of food, and the welcoming Cappuccino Strip, all of which adds up to fun and entertainment for all ages. It is truly an elegant and energetic city!)