Cairns

Australia

A natural wonderland


Although European mariners sailed past the region from around the 17th century, and possibly even as early as the 16th, it wasn’t until Captain James Cook chartered the coastline in 1770 that far north Queensland finally made its way onto the map. Even then it took until the latter half of the 19th century before Europeans made their way through treacherous reefs and almost impenetrable rainforest to finally arrive at what is now Cairns.

Arrival and departure information

Distance to/from City: 1.5km/5mins
Distance to/from Airport: 7.5km/13mins

Taxis are widely available throughout the city

Wharf Maps


Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal

Corner Wharf and Lake Streets, Cairns City

Taxi Rank near Terminal
Wheelchair Accessible
Short-Term Accommodation near Terminal

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Frequent Questions


  • Q

    Can my family & friends come with me to the wharf?

    A
    Family and friends are welcome to share in your excitement and wave farewell from the cruise terminal.
  • Q

    What if I need a wheelchair to embark to embark the ship?

    A
    If you require a wheelchair for boarding please make contact with the Wheelchair Registration desk when you get to the terminal.
  • Q

    What is involved in the check-in and embarkation process?

    A
    When you first get to the cruise terminal, you will need to check-in your luggage at the luggage drop-off area. You will then be provided with a Health Questionnaire that must be completed prior to check-in.
  • Q

    Where does my cruise depart from?

    A
    The departure wharf for your cruise will be displayed on your eTicket, in Cruise Control, as well as your booking confirmation.
  • Q

    Do I need luggage tags?

    A
    Yes. Your P&O Cruises luggage tags are included with your eTicket.
  • Q

    Where can I find the latest check-in and departure information?

    A
    Call Arrivals and Departures Infoline is updated at least 48 hours before arrival/departure. For any last minute changes, we will send a message to the mobile number provided at time of booking.
  • Q

    What time can I check-in for my cruise?

    A
    Staggered check in times are in place on all P&O Cruises' departures. Simply log into Cruise Control at any time from 60 days prior to departure to select your preferred check in time.

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