Fremantle Ports, with support from Tourism WA, has installed a wireless connection for cruise ship passengers and the visiting public while they are in and around the Fremantle Passenger Terminal, on Victoria Quay.

Fremantle Ports’ Trade Development Manager Thor Elliott said the complimentary internet connection would help passengers to plan their day in WA as well as enable them to check their emails and social media while off the cruise vessel.

Passengers can also make the most of their Fremantle visit by downloading Tourism WA’s free ‘Experience WA Mobile App’, which has information on thousands of places to see and explore in the metropolitan area and around the State.

This year, 18 cruise ship visits are scheduled for Fremantle Port, with 60,000 passenger visits expected in 2013 compared with 56,500 last year.

The biggest ships to visit in 2013 will be Voyager of the Seas (with up to 3800 passengers) on 9 March and Queen Mary 2 (with up to 2620 passengers) on 26 March.

Maiden visits for 2013 include Celebrity Solstice on February 15 and Costa NeoRomantica on  December 13.