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to dock at Rhyll
THE Rhyll Community Associa-
tion and its residents are excited
to hear of the imminent arrival in
their beautiful fishing village of the
Golden Princess Cruise Ship, the
second of four cruise ship arrivals
to Phillip Island for the 2016/17
The ship will arrive on Tuesday,
January 17 at noon and depart at
11pm, with passengers travelling
from the ship to the Rhyll Jetty on
tenders, from where they will dis-
embark to explore the Island.
Rhyll has long been recognised
as one of the most protected an-
chorages on Phillip Island, having
been established in the 1860s as a
President of the Rhyll Communi-
ty Association, Judy Lawrence, is
thrilled at the opportunity to wel-
come visitors to Bass Coast.
“We’ll pull out all the stops;
one thing the Rhyll community is
known for is its hospitality,” Ms
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela
Rothfield, said it was an exciting
time for Bass Coast to have cruise
“There are so many amazing at-
tractions on the Island and main-
land,” Cr Rothfield said.
“One day spent in the region will
be a tantalising taste of what we
have to offer and will leave our visi-
tors wanting to come back to expe-
The Golden Princess boasts
1318 passenger staterooms that
can host up to 2600 guests at any
one time – double the size of Mel-
bourne’s largest hotel, the Crown
Stretching 290 metres, the Gold-
en Princess is one and a half times
as long as the MCG and more than
eight Melbourne trams in length.
It includes up to 1100 crew mem-
bers and it is estimated more than
2500 people disembarked during
its last visit to Phillip Island.
To support the cruise ship on-
shore experience, Kim Storey, the
general manager of Destination
Phillip Island Regional Tourism
said a welcoming vibe from locals,
traders, restaurants and cafes is
“We encourage all businesses to
brief their staff and consider who
may be visiting this day.
“It is important that passengers
feel welcomed, and research re-
veals those having a positive expe-
rience are most likely to return to
the destination in the future.
“The ship also surveys passen-
gers on their port experiences and
to further grow these visits, Phillip
Island needs to roll out the red car-
“These visits provide a signifi-
cant injection into the local econ-
omy and we want to ensure Phillip
Island is able to secure more visits
from this growing market.”
Coaches will run regular trans-
fers to Cowes during the day and
passengers will join a range of pre-
booked tours sold by the on-board
agent. Destination Phillip Island
expects there will be lots of passen-
gers exploring the region given the
large numbers who disembarked
With the extended timing of the
visit, there are lots of opportunities
for shopping, eating and exploring
The ship will still anchor in the
designated Cowes anchorage area
but will be further east of its last
Following the last visit by the
cruise ship, meetings have been
held with Destination Phillip Is-
land, Bass Coast Shire Council,
Parks Victoria, Inchcape, Phillip
Island Nature Parks, Intercruises,
Harbour Master and local opera-
tors to ensure that Phillip Island
delivers the optimum experience
for the visits.
Based on feedback from the last
visit, the Rhyll site will be used to
improve accessibility for passen-
gers from the tenders and to the
“We are confident the Rhyll com-
munity will embrace the opportu-
nity to host the ships tenders and
welcome visitors to the village,” Cr
Talks are underway with the
Rhyll Community Association and
local businesses on how they can
Car parking at the Jetty will be
restricted for coach transfers and
Parks Victoria will close part of
the jetty for the day to enable ac-
cess for the tenders.
There are opportunities for busi-
nesses to provide services to pas-
sengers from the Rhyll site.
Contact Frank Angarane from
the Bass Coast Shire Council on
5671 2439 to discuss the possi-
The council’s coordinator of Visi-
tor Services, Jenni McMillan, along
with volunteers from the Phillip
Island Visitor Information Centre
will be putting together a display
of local information and is happy
to distribute special offers from lo-
cal traders to entice passengers to
explore the region.
Contact Visitor Services on 5956
Coming cruise ship arrivals:
• Tuesday, January 17, noon to
11pm, Golden Princess
• Saturday, February 4, 8am to
11pm, Seabourn Encore
• Saturday, February 18, noon to
11pm, Golden Princess.
More than 2500 people disembarked when the Golden Princess last visited Phillip Island.
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