Regatta arrives in Freo chock full of guests

Unlike Crystal Symphony who arrived this week with a paltry 129 guests aboard, 27 of whom chose to leave the ship to explore Freo’s delights, Regatta arrived in Freo today chock full of visitors keen to get around the traps.

Here’s Deanna Shanahan’s fab pic of Regatta arriving near North Mole, with Rottnest Island looming in the background.

Regatta. Fremantle 8 December 2023. Credit Deanna Shanahan of @flotsamandjetsam6162

Here are the vital stats for Regatta’s visit.

Number of transit passengers: 584

Number of crew: 394

Previous port of call: Geraldton

Next port of call: Busselton

Key information

This is a “transit ship” which means Fremantle is a day stop. Passengers will get the chance to explore the area before getting back on the ship to travel to the next port of call.

Up to 584 passengers will be leaving the ship each day.

There are 214 passengers on pre-booked tours on Friday, leaving up to 370 passengers to explore Fremantle for the day.

There are 188 passengers on pre-booked tours on Saturday; up to 396 passengers will be in Fremantle for the day before returning to the ship.

The City of Fremantle will a run free shuttle bus from the Fremantle Passenger Terminal into Walyalup Koort from 10:30am – 04:30pm on Friday and 09:00am – 04:00pm on Saturday to bring passengers into the city centre and return them to the ship at the end of the day.

Cruise ship passengers are also invited to Walyalup Koort to receive a special cultural welcome including didgeridoo music, smoking ceremony and dance performance. The Freo community is also encouraged to attend. Performance begins at 10:30am on Saturday 9 December.

* By Michael Barker, Editor, Fremantle Shipping News


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