Arriving by Cruise Ship into Perth and Fremantle

Given that Australia is a country surrounded by water, it’s no wonder that arriving by cruise ship into Perth and Fremantle is growing in popularity.

Some of the cruise ships that dock in Fremantle are; Sea Princess, Sun Princess, Radiance of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Astor, Celebrity Solstice, Pacific Princess as well luxury liners Queen Mary 2 and Azamara Journey.

Some cruises circumnavigate the country, departing from places like Bali, Sydney or Brisbane, and visiting cities and towns along the coast of Western Australia. Popular ports for cruise ships coming to Western Australia are Broome, Geraldton, Fremantle (Perth), Bunbury, Albany and Esperance. Other cruises visit Australia as part of a larger multi-country tour, mostly from the United States or UK.

So, what are your options for things to do when you are in Fremantle port for one day or two days?

When arriving in Fremantle on a cruise ship, you will disembark at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal.

Fremantle is fairly easy to explore on foot, and the cappuccino strip is a great place to grab an early morning coffee and do some people watching.

What if you want get out and explore more of Perth? For those that like to go at their own pace, Up Close and Local Tours offer private, customised tours seven days a week. Being a small, boutique company we are flexible to meet you at the port in Fremantle no matter what time you disembark, and we will tailor the itinerary for the day to suit your ship’s timetable.

We also run daily tours from Wednesday to Sunday, that will take you to the Bickley Valley, Swan Valley and into Perth City. If you are arriving by cruise ship we can arrange pick up from the Fremantle Passenger Terminal, just note this in your booking notes. If you are unsure if the timing of your ship suits these tours, just drop us an email to check – we are happy to help!

Fremantle port pick ups will be a little earlier than the pick up times stated for each tour as these are the Perth City pick up times.

We will have you back in Fremantle ready to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean as you enjoy a local beer at Little Creatures brewery, or a glass of Margaret River wine at Bathers Beach House.