The first wave of passengers arrive on board the luxury liner the Aurora Australis as the crew are set to leave for their first day of training.
They will then be whisked out of Australia to the Pacific to be joined by the ship’s captain, which will then head north into the Atlantic to the United States, where they will spend several months at sea training.
Australia’s first passenger ship is set to arrive at sea in the Pacific in November The Aurora Australias will be escorted by two Japanese aircraft carrier strike groups as it heads towards Japan, the home country of the crew of the Aurora.
The ships are expected to arrive in Japan in November.
The first wave is expected to be the most successful so far, with around half of those who arrived to Japan having made it back to Australia in a timely manner, according to Mr Scott.
“They’re not going to be back in Australia until November,” he said.
Mr Scott said the ship would be more than able to meet the needs of the passengers, as the new ships were fitted with more powerful engines and could travel at much faster speeds.
“It will be more of a cruise ship than a luxury liner.
There’s not going for it to be a luxury cruise ship,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
On the other side of the world, the Aurora has been designed to be more luxurious than the Aurora, with the design of the vessel being influenced by the ocean.
Ms Jones, from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, said the Aurora was designed to accommodate more passengers than the cruise ship it replaced.
“The Aurora has a much more spacious cabin and you’re not confined in a narrow space,” she said.
“We’re building the ship with the intention of being able to accommodate people who would not normally have access to the luxury of cruise ships.”
Mr Brown, who has been working on the Aurora for more than two years, said it was a huge project for the company.
“This is our first venture into a new market,” he wrote on the company’s Facebook page.
He said the vessel was built by a group of Australian engineers who had spent two years building the Aurora from scratch.
“Our team is all Australians, and our passion is to build the world’s most luxurious cruise ship that will not only provide safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly sailing, but will also be the first luxury ship to go to sea in Japan,” Mr Brown said.