P&O adds Margaret River Port

Posted August 21st, 2013

P&O Australia have announced that they will be adding the West Australian Margaret River region to their 2015 Fremantle program, as they strive to become the first cruise line to offer ports-of-call to the destination.

Ships visiting the port will tie up at Geographe Bay at the historic 1.8km long Busselton jetty - the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. Boasting vibrant scenery, the Margaret River region is located about 2.5 hours south of Perth and is famous for its wineries, boutique breweries and chocolate factories, making it a very popular new addition for P&O itineraries.

P&O's Vice President, Tammy Marshall, said the region will be a major draw to travellers cruising in the 2015 season. "Sailing to the region by cruise ship is a unique way to arrive in total relaxation without the usual three and a half hour drive there and back from Perth."

Margaret River will be offered on 2 cruises during the 2015 season, with the sailings to be scheduled in April and May 2015, departing from Fremantle on board Pacific Jewel. Until then, the line will offer the region as a shore excursion inclusive of visits to wineries, breweries and other local highlights.

"Western Australians are going to love this three-night getaway, but I'm sure many interstate visitors will also be just as keen to make sailing to Margaret River a highlight of an extended holiday in the west," Marshall said.

Margaret River wineries

Busselton City Council May, Ian Stubbs, also said his town is ready to welcome P&O's cruise passengers. "Busselton is a well-established tourist destination rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Arriving at the iconic Busselton Jetty against the blue waters of Geographe Bay, few if any could fail to be impressed," Stubbs said.

For more information on cruising with P&O Australia, call one of our cruise specialists on 1300 954 661 today!

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