5000 Passengers from superliner enjoy tours by Go West

When superliner Voyager of the Seas arrived in Port Hedland last week, Go West Tours provided the tours and transport for the 5000 people on board.

3500 Passengers and 1500 crew enjoyed the comfort of Go West’s luxury coaches on town site seeing trips and mine tours of BHP Billiton’s Iron Ore site.

Drivers and tour leaders on a fleet of 22 coaches worked throughout the day showcasing the port city to the visiting tourists, while Go West ground staff handled wharf co-ordination.

“Everyone loved the tours and seeing the magnitude of an iron ore mine was something many of them had never experienced before,” said Go West Tours General Manager David Haoust.

“Go West works with the Town of Port Hedland and the mining companies to provide a first class tourist experience that people will remember.”

At 137,300 tonnes, Voyager of the Seas is the ninth largest cruise ship in the world and the biggest to visit Port Hedland and Perth.

It is 310.9m long, 48m wide, has a 22 knot cruising speed, 15 decks, 14 guest elevators, 4 bow thrusters and 2 stern thrusters.

It boasts 10 pools and whirlpools, a rock climbing wall, ice skating rink, mini golf course, a basketball court, 14 bars, clubs and lounges, a spa, a fitness centre and lots more.

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