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Airlie Beach Cruise Ship Schedule 2024

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Talia Jones
Updated Mon 12 Feb 2024

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Airlie Beach in Queensland's Whitsundays is a popular destination for holiday-makers across the globe, particularly cruise ship enthusiasts. Airlie's superb climate and year-round sunshine is what makes the town so inviting to travellers. Not to mention its close proximity to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and 74 Whitsunday Islands. With so many contributing factors to why the Whitsundays is the ultimate holiday destination it's no wonder cruise ships dock in Airlie Beach.

The cruise ships that visit the Whitsundays dock in Pioneer Bay, just out the front of the charming town of Airlie Beach. From there, cruise ship guests travel via ferry to the Port of Airlie where they are then free to roam the town and explore. There are plenty of day tours and activities available for passengers wanting to see more of what Airlie Beach has to offer. 

Below you can find the Airlie Beach cruise ship schedule for 2024.


Airlie Beach Cruise Ship Schedule 2024

DATE

SHIP NAME

(NUMBER OF) PASSENGERS

ARRIVAL TIME

DEPARTURE TIME

Thursday 4th January  Pacific Encounter 2600 9am 6:30pm
Friday 5th January Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 5pm
Saturday 6th January Seven Seas Navigator 490 7am 6pm
Tuesday 9th January Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 4pm
Thursday 11th January Pacific Encounter 2600 9am 6:30pm
Sunday 14th January Quantum Of The Seas 4180 7am 5pm
Monday 15th January Ovation Of The Seas 4180 8am 5pm
Tuesday 16th January ms Europa 408 8am 6pm
Thursday 25th January Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Friday 26th January Queen Elizabeth 2080 TBA TBA
Sunday 28th January Celebrity Edge 2908 7am 5pm
Tuesday 30th January Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 5pm
Thursday 1st February Pacific Encounter 2600 9am 6:30pm
Friday 2nd February Pacific Adventure 2636 8am 5pm
Saturday 3rd February Majestic Princess 3560 7am 4pm
Tuesday 6th February Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am

4pm

Wednesday 7th February Coral Princess 2000 7am 4pm
Monday 12th February Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Sunday 18th February Viking Sky 930 TBA TBA
Tuesday 20th February Viking Sky 930 TBA TBA
Wednesday 21st February Viking Neptune 930 TBA TBA
Saturday 24th February Seabourn Sojourn 450 8am 5pm
Monday 26th February Seabourn Odyssey 458 8am 5pm
Tuesday 27th February Insignia 684 8am 5pm
Wednesday 28th February Celebrity Edge 2908 7am 5pm
Friday 1st March Silver Shadow 388 8am 5pm
Sunday 3rd March Viking Orion 930 TBA TBA
Wednesday 6th March Azamara Onward 670 TBA TBA
Thursday 7th March Queen Victoria 2060 TBA TBA
Sunday 10th March Quantum Of The Seas 4180 7am 5pm
Tuesday 12th March Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 5pm
Wednesday 13th March Serenade Of The Seas 2100 7am 4pm
Thursday 14th March ms Europa 2 516 7am 4pm
Thursday 14th March Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Friday 15th March Carnival Splendor 3012 7am 3pm
Thursday 21st March Pacific Encounter 2600 9am 6:30pm
Saturday 23rd March Grand Princess 2600 7am 4pm
Sunday 24th March Quantum Of The Seas 4180 TBA TBA
Monday 25th March Quantum Of The Seas 4180 7am TBA
Tuesday 26th March Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 5pm
Thursday 28th March Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Saturday 30th March Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 5pm
Sunday 31st March Resilient Lady 2700 9am 4pm
Thursday 4th April Majestic Princess 3560 7am 4pm
Saturday 6th April Celebrity Solstice 2852 8am 5pm
Sunday 14th April Carnival Splendor 3012 7am 4pm
Thursday 18th April Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Thursday 9th May Carnival Splendor 3012 7am 4pm
Thursday 30th May Pacific Encounter 2600 8am 6:30pm
Sunday 2nd June Pacific Explorer 1998 9am 6pm
Monday 3rd June Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Tuesday 4th June Carnival Splendor 3012 8:30am 5:30pm
Thursday 20th June Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Friday 21st June Pacific Adventure 2636 7am 4pm
Sunday 30th June Pacific Explorer 1998 9am 6pm
Monday 1st July Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 4pm
Thursday 11th July Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Wednesday 17th July Pacific Adventure 2636 7am 4pm
Thursday 25th July Carnival Splendor 3012 7am 4pm
Monday 29th July Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 4pm
Monday 12th August Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Wednesday 28th August Pacific Adventure 2636 7am 4pm
Thursday 29th August Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Monday 2nd September Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 4pm
Thursday 5th September Carnival Splendor 3012 8am 6pm
Thursday 12th September
Carnival Splendor 3012 7am 3pm
Thursday 12th September Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Monday 30th September Carnival Splendor 3012 7am 4pm
Thursday 3rd October Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Monday 7th October Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 4pm
Monday 14th October Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Monday 21st October Queen Elizabeth 2080 TBA TBA
Wednesday 23rd October Celebrity Solstice 2852 7am 4pm
Saturday 26th October Celebrity Edge 2908 8am 4pm
Thursday 31st October Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Tuesday 12th November Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 4pm
Thursday 14th November Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Saturday 16th November Ovation Of The Seas 4180 7am 5pm
Monday 18th November Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 4pm
Tuesday 19th November Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 4pm
Thursday 21st November Queen Elizabeth 2080 TBA TBA
Friday 22nd November ms Europa 2 516 1pm 8pm
Friday 22nd November
ms Westerdam 1964 8am 5pm
Saturday 23rd November Viking Orion 930 TBA TBA
Sunday 24th November Viking Orion 930 TBA TBA
Wednesday 27th November Crown Princess 3080 7am 4pm
Friday 29th November Quantum Of The Seas 4180 9am 7pm
Tuesday 3rd December Quantum Of The Seas 4180 TBA TBA
Wednesday 4th December Quantum Of The Seas 4180 7am TBA
Thursday 5th December Pacific Encounter 2600 7am 5:30pm
Tuesday 10th December Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 4pm
Saturday 14th December Celebrity Edge 2908 8am 4pm
Sunday 15th December Seven Seas Explorer 750 7am 5pm
Tuesday 17th December Carnival Luminosa 2260 7am 5pm
Wednesday 18th December Viking Venus 930 TBA TBA
Thursday 26th December Regatta 684 7am 3pm
Sunday 29th December ms Europa 408 7am 5pm

*TBA - To Be Advised

Please note that the cruise ship schedule can change at short notice. 

Day trips in Airlie Beach


Things To Do For Cruise Ship Passengers In Airlie Beach

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If you're a passenger on a cruise ship docking in Airlie Beach in 2024 then you'll only have a few hours to spare. Luckily we have plenty of activities on offer to make the most out of your time in the Whitsundays, all easily accessible from the Port of Airlie! You could charter your own boat and explore the islands, jump on a jetski tour, experience the reef from above on a glass bottom boat tour, take a wild ride on a jet boat, board an hour-long scenic flight, or simply explore Airlie Beach by foot. There are plenty of market stalls, boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants and more to check out! For further tips and ideas on what to do in Airlie for a day check out our detailed article!

*Please confirm arrival and departure times with your cruise ship's schedule prior to making any bookings.


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