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Portland, Australia's leading regional cruise destination

The beautiful city of Portland on Victoria's south west coast is steeped in history, being the site of the first permanent European settlement in what is now Victoria.
With a population of about 10,000, located at the western end of the Great Ocean Road, the city is situated on the picturesque and sheltered Portland Bay.

Upcoming Cruise Ship visits in 2019/20

We have a bumper cruise ship season for the 2019 2020 summer season. The cruise ships will be welcomed into Portland with our community markets, live music, cultural performances, shuttle buses around town and a range of on-shore tours.

Cruise Ship - Vasco Da Gama
Sunday, 29 December, 2019
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cruise Ship - Maasdam
Thursday, 2 January, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cruise Ship - Seven Seas Navigator
Friday, 21 February, 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cruise Ship - Seven Seas Mariner
Saturday, 8 March, 2020
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Cruise Ship - Seabourn Encore
Saturday, 14 March, 2020
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cruise Ship - Vasco Da Gama
Thursday, 10 December, 2020
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cruise Ship - Star Breeze
Monday, 14 December, 2020
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cruise Ship - Regatta
Wednesday, 30 December, 2020
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Become a cruise ambassador this summer

The hunt is on for cruise ship ambassadors to welcome our visiting friends for the 2019/2020 summer season.

Portland will welcome 4 cruise ships in the 2019/20 summer and Council needs helping hands to drive shuttle buses, hand out visitor packs and act as tour guides for the thousands of passengers who will walk on shore.

Becoming a Cruise Ship Volunteer

For more information or to register as a cruise ambassador contact Tourism and Events Manager Mick Cottee via

Portland The One For You - Cruise Ships

Portland - Australia's Leading Regional Cruise Destination 2018

Portland - Australia's Leading Regional Cruise Destination 2018

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