Whether an Australian port forms part of your cruise itinerary or marks your point of embarkation, this vast island holds many ports which showcase some of its natural wonders, rich culture, mouth-watering fare, and abundant wildlife. Australian ports of call offer a banquet of experiences for all tastes and the climate isn’t too bad either.
Steph from Cruise with Amber spent 10 months travelling around Australia and in this post, she takes us on a short tour around some of the main Australian ports you’re likely to encounter on a cruise.
Somewhere in the Solomon Island, is a cruise ship left abandoned. The 3,724 gross tonne World Discoverer has been left to rust but has also become a tourist attraction itself!
The ship was originally built as the BEWA Discoverer in 1974, at the shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany. Throughout its career, the ship was sold to various cruise lines and renamed several times too. In 1990, the ship was registered in Liberia and named World Discoverer. The small cruise ship was built with a double-hull, to allow it to cruise to the Antarctic polar regions. In 1996 an extensive refurbishment was carried out. So how did the once profitable ship end up abandoned?