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Old September 11th, 2012, 07:32 AM
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Default Access from the Perth/Freemantle rail station to Freemantle cruise port

I inquired of the port authority of the following:

We will be visiting Freemantle and Perth prior to our 15 February 2013 cruise on Celebrity Solstice out of Freemantle port. It appears from the map on your website that the Freemantle rail station is rather close to the cruise port.

Can be access the entrance to the cruise terminal to check in for our cruise from the Freemantle rail station? We would be walking with luggage on rollers, so hopefully the access does not have many stairs?


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Access from the Railway Station to the Passenger Terminal is about a 700 metre walk. There is an overhead pedestrian bridge over the railway (to bring you into the Port area) which is located opposite the Terminal. There are no stairs on this overhead bridge.

Once at the Terminal , luggage can be dropped at the front of the Terminal.

Hope this helps with your enquiry.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Yes, this is very easy to do.

When we were there earlier this year many people who embarked or disembarked from the other ship that was in port with us were able to easily roll their suitcases and there were not stairs but rather a walkway to get on or off the bridge so it was easy to do.

These are two photos that might give you a feel for the bridge.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Gk4LQg6kOK...0/DSC_2536.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oJ9m5RiH9F...0/DSC_2537.jpg

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Old September 11th, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Yes, this is very easy to do.

When we were there earlier this year many people who embarked or disembarked from the other ship that was in port with us were able to easily roll their suitcases and there were not stairs but rather a walkway to get on or off the bridge so it was easy to do.

These are two photos that might give you a feel for the bridge.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Gk4LQg6kOK...0/DSC_2536.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oJ9m5RiH9F...0/DSC_2537.jpg

Keith
Keith,
Thanks, we are staying a Miss Maud's in Perth pre-cruise and the rail station is a couple of blocks from there, so we should be able to take the train and save on expensive taxi fare.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 03:22 PM
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4774Papa, absolutely.

We took the train between Fremantle and Perth and it was very easy. It stops a lot but we were not in a rush.

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Old September 16th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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If you get into Fremantle a little earlier - and check your luggage in - treat yourself to a trip around the "E" shed markets. They are on the right of the railway station as you come out. Wonderful for Aussie souveniers. Not expensive - and they are on the docks. Lots of things there - and if you were to sit out and have a coffee etc - you will be looking at your ship.

If you look at the first photo on 4774 Papa's posting - on the right in the distance - (looking over the cars in the Bond Storage) you will see a building with a big "C" on the side - that's near the "E" sheds (Just click on the pcture for the "zoom} and you will see it on the end of the white building right on the edge of the photo)

From Miss Mauds you are almost in the city - if you walk down to Hay Street (turn right -and then right) out of Miss Mauds, walk down the street until you come to Hay street - then turn right. You could catch a CAT bus along to the hub of Hay street and into Forrest Chase. (You have to get off the bus just before the pedestrian Mall - near the Old Town Hall) There are lots of souvenier shops in that area as well.

This of course is assuming you have a couple of hours spare.
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Old September 16th, 2012, 07:22 AM
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We enjoyed both cities.

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I think the beauty of both places is that they are compact. The train is terrific because you can go between the two places. Both with lots to offer for tourists. Perth Mint is a must - as is Fremantle Gaol. We live here - and still do "touristy" things.

OOOPS - made a blue on the other posting - but too late to correct it - it's Keith1010's first photo -sorry about that guys
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Old September 16th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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dizzy1948, you are right. They are both easy to see on your own. We found the train so very easy to use and with our trusty map we saw those things we wanted to see in each city.

We love Australia. Have now visited three times since 2008 and have another trip planned there. We also feel the same about New Zealand.

Two beautiful countries with so much to see, and very nice people.

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