“Queen Elizabeth” visits Hobart
Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events.
We extend a warm welcome to the magnificent cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth on her first visit to Tasmania.
The ship is due to make three voyages to Tasmania, visiting seven ports this season, stopping in Hobart, Burnie and Port Arthur.
The big programme of cruise ship visits is very important for our visitor economy, with passengers and crew spending $34.5 million in Tasmania last year alone. And we know that many cruise passengers will return again to holiday in the State.
The Government understands we need to get balance right, to ensure we are able to meet the needs of our visitors, without detracting from the things that make Tasmania such a desirable place to live and visit.
Importantly, we are working with cruise operators to get more of Tasmania’s world-class products and produce on board.
While in port, the Queen Elizabeth will take on board approximately 40 tonnes of Tasmanian salmon, more than 80 tonnes of vegetables and hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of Tasmanian cheeses and creams.
We welcome all our visitors to Tasmania and trust they will enjoy their stay in our beautiful State.
15 February 2019