Busselton busy with record number of cruise ships

The Astor will return to Busselton on Friday, February 9. Image supplied.
The Astor will return to Busselton on Friday, February 9. Image supplied.

In a first for Busselton, the city will host four cruise ships in one month this February.

The cruises are expected to bring in thousands of visitors to the region.

L’Austral will make its maiden visit to the city on Wednesday, February 7, followed by the Astor on Friday, February 9.

Queen Mary 2, who boasts a capacity of 2695 passengers, will visit the following week on Tuesday, February 13.

MS Europa will make her maiden visit on Saturday, February 24.

The ships will anchor in Geographe Bay, with passengers arriving by tender at the tender platform on the main jetty.

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association volunteers and jetty hosts will be on hand at the foreshore distributing maps and information to assist disembarking passengers.

Queen Street in the Cultural Precinct will be closed to traffic for the markets and to facilitate the movement of pedestrian traffic through to the CBD, from 7.30am until 4pm.

There may be some minor carpark closures at the foreshore.