Darwin's busy cruise ship season is underway, with 75 cruise ship visits expected in the Top End over the coming months.
Highlights of the season include first-time visitor, Viking Orion
, which docked in Darwin earlier this week carrying more 930 passengers.
The Explorer of the Seas, one of the largest cruise ships to ever visit Australia, will also make her first visit to Darwin in April 2019 carrying 4,000 passengers.
Darwin’s geographic location and close proximity to Asia make it a popular cruise ship port for large cruise ships as well as small luxury vessels.
Unlike other destinations around Australia, only in Darwin and Sydney can cruise ships can berth in such close proximity to the CBD.
The NT Government is working to grow the number of cruise ships visiting the Territory, with the sector worth $87.6 million a year to the local economy.
Find out more about the cruise sector here.