Cruise Ships


Over the past two years, GPC, Gladstone Area Promotion & Development Limited, Gladstone Regional Council and relevant government departments, have been working collaboratively with cruise liners to establish the Port of Gladstone as a cruising destination. 

Gladstone’s exciting new cruise industry commenced with the safe arrival of the P&O Cruises Pacific Dawn on 10 March 2016. The cruise ships berth at our Auckland Point Terminal facility at Auckland Inlet.

Our East Shores Precinct hosts the Feast on East Markets​ in conjunction with the cruise ships docking in Gladstone. These modern markets showcase local art, handicrafts, retail and food and coffee stalls. Cruise passengers and locals can wander through the market area or relax and enjoy local entertainment. ​​


   Cruising into Port

​​Ship name



​Time Docked​

Pacific Eden

1260 pax​

Friday, 11 January 2019​

8am - 6pm

Pacific Explorer

​1998 pax

Thursday, 28 February 2019

9am - 7pm​

​Pacific Explorer

​1998 pax

​Tuesday, 4 June 2019

​9am - 7pm

​Carnival Spirit

​2124 pax

​Monday, 24 June 2019

9am - 4pm

Pacific Explorer​​

​1998 pax

Sunday, 4 August 2019

9am - 7pm

Carnival Spirit

​2124 pax

Friday, 20 September 2019

11am - 8pm

Explorer Dream

​1856 pax

​Friday, 25 October 2019

7am - 4pm

​Explorer Dream

​1856 pax

​Wednesday, 30 October 2019

​6am - 5pm

​Explorer Dream

​1856 pax

​Wednesday, 6 November 2019

​6am - 5pm

​Explorer Dream

​1856 pax

​Wednesday, 13 November 2019

​6am - 5pm


​1258 pax

​Tuesday, 19 November 2019

​12pm - 8pm

​Explorer Dream

​1856 pax

​Wednesday, 20 November 2019

​6am - 5pm

​Explorer Dream

​1856 pax

​Wednesday, 27 November 2019

​6am - 5pm

Explorer Dream 

​1856 pax

​Wednesday, 4 Decmber 2019

​6am - 5pm


Cruise Ship FAQs

Q. Where are the best locations to view the cruise ship?

A. Our parklands provide the best views on the day, at either Spinnaker Park, Gladstone Marina Parklands or the East Shores Precinct. Gladstone Regional Council’s Auckland Hill Lookout is another great vantage point.

​Q. Where do I park for the Feast on East Markets?

A. Public parking is available at the Yacht Club end of the East Shores Precinct and visitors are kindly asked to not park in the dedicated boat trailer parking spaces to ensure sufficient parking remains available for trailers. On weekend market days, visitors to the Feast on East Markets can park at the Visitor Information Centre on Bryan Jordan Drive and enjoy a ferry ride from the wharf to the East Shores Precinct. Please note: The ferry service will not operate on all market days. The ferry service will be advertised prior to the dates on which it will be operational, please be sure to check specific dates. 

Q. What are the restricted areas?

A. Flinders Parade is closed to the public from the point depicted in the map below to the East Shores car park at the Auckland Point Terminal end of the precinct. Members of the community are not authorised to enter the Auckland Point Terminal at any time.

Q. How do I become a Cruise Welcome Ambassador?

A. Contact Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited on (07) 4972 4000.

​Q. How do I become a stall holder at the Feast on East Markets?

A. Contact Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited on (07) 4972 4000.

​ More information
For more information please contact P&O Cruises​, ​Carnival or Pheonix Reisen.