Darkness brings Ship into Tassie

thousands cruise into Hobart

Darkness brings Ship into Tassie

PIC Triple M Hobart 2017 | Pacific Jewel docked at Hobart's Macquarie Warf

Almost 2,000 people have descended on Hobart in an early morning arrival.

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Jewel arrived in Hobart in the early hours of this morning carrying nearly 2,000 passengers onboard here to experience Dark Mofo.

This cruise is the first-of-its-kind, a six-night voyage which departed Sydney on June 13, 2017 and due to spend two nights in Tasmania's capital where guests will be treated to art, food, music, light, film and oddities available at the increasingly popular winter festival Dark Mofo.

P&O says all visitors who arrived today on board their ship will receive a priority pass to the Winter Feast and Dark Park plus return ferry rides to and from Mona.

The cruise liner will also treat their guests with offers to book excursions in Southern Tassie with the chance to walk amongst the treetops, 45 metres above the forest floor at Tahune Forest Airwalk and sample the ales at Hobart's historic Cascade Brewery.

P&O’s first ever cruise to Dark Mofo brings the single largest group of interstate visitors to the winter festival and is expected to inject more than more than $1 million into the local economy.

The ship arrived under cover of darkness up the Derwent River before docking at around 7am at MAC1 Cruise Ship Terminal, Macquarie Wharf.

Passengers were greeted in Hobart Harbour with the sounds of the Sirens installation, which is playing at 7:40am and 4:40pm daily throughout Dark Mofo, before they disembarked at 8:30am.