Pacific Eden on-shore tours, excursions Cairns, Port Douglas can be purchased at the local price rather than through the ship. Pacific Eden passengers can purchase all their onshore tours at local prices rather than the cruise ship price from Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre Why pay more?  Purchase your Cairns tours at the local price and save.

Pacific Eden docks in Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob Cairns and Port Douglas giving cruise ship passengers 3 great ports to experience different on shore tours and activities. This includes excursions to Kuranda rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.  The best place to see the reef is from Cairns and Port Douglas whereas Kuranda is best visited from Yorkeys Knob.  Phone our Cairns Beaches Tourist Information Centre on 07 4055 7158 for the latest and up to date details for Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

Once arriving in Yorkeys Knob, the ship will moor just off the coast and you will be tendered in to shore to the Yorkeys Knob Marina.  The length of time of the tendering process largely depends on weather conditions on the day.  Usually it only takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes.

The Tourist & Visitors Information Centre at Yorkeys Knob Beach Cairns can book all your on-shore tours at the local price.  Compare our prices against those on the cruise ship.  Contact our office on 07 4055 7158 for more specific information on tours that suit Pacific Eden. The most popular tour for Pacific Eden passengers is to Kuranda.  Enjoy the Kuranda markets, rainforest walks, the Kuranda Heritage train and the amazing journey over the rainforest canopy in the Skyrail gondola.  Other popular tours include Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Centre.

If there is a specific tour you would like to do such as a scenic flight over the reef just advice and we will organise your booking.  Contact us to organise pick-up and drop off at the Yorkeys Knob Marina where your tender arrives and departs from. The Kuranda tour and others have transfers included in the price so there is no need to book on your cruise ship.

Pacific Eden from Port Douglas is ideal for taking trips to the Great Barrier Reef or an island experience.  Going to Low Isles is a great alternative to Green Island and through us you can make significant savings.

For all onshore tours from Port Douglas for cruise ship passengers contact us and ask for our Port Douglas Tour Specialist to assist you with great local knowledge and cheaper prices.

Passengers, who don’t wish to do any onshore tours but would rather just spend a relaxing day at Yorkeys Knob, can take a five minute walk to the Yorkeys Knob Tourist Information Centre at 8 Rutherford Street, Yorkeys Knob.  We can organise a day package for the use of Villa Marine resort Villa Marine Resort.  You will have the full use of the resort facilities which can include the use of a Villa.  Swim in a huge salt water lagoon pool facing rainforest, purchase cold drinks, local souvenirs and post cards.  The friendly staff are there to offer great local information and assist you with other onshore cruises you would like to book in other ports.

Pacific Eden is a cruise ship of P&O Cruises Australia and was built for the Holland America Line in 1993.  In November 2015 it was transferred to P&O Cruises Australia and renamed to Pacific Eden.  She can accommodate 1,258 passengers and 557 crew. Pacific Eden’s final voyage will depart on 16 March 2019 before being transferred to a new cruise ship operator in early April 2019.

The Pacific Eden is a food-lovers dream, with 16 dining experiences on board ensuring you’ll never be lacking in options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This includes P&O Cruise’s newest innovation to the dining at sea experience “The Pantry”, which replaces the traditional cruise buffet with a marketplace of fresh, quality food options in eye-catching dining décor.

Pacific Eden features a top deck pool with a climate controlled retractable roof, ensuring you’ll always be able to take a dip whenever you want. You won’t have to worry about buying adapters either – as an Australian-based ship, the Pacific Eden features Australian power points and pricing on board.

We hope you have a great cruise on Pacific Eden and we look forward to assisting you with all your onshore excursions from Cairns, Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

C. Broussard – Avid cruise ship passenger & travel writer