Norfolk Island Cruise Ships

Release date: 18 September 2018

The external Australian territory of Norfolk Island lies in the South Pacific Ocean. The island’s rich history and natural beauty attract tourists from all over the world who arrive either by air or by sea. The island has no natural port or harbour, so visitors arriving by sea must be ferried ashore when weather permits. This issue features two notable luxury cruise ships that visit Norfolk Island.

The stamps

The stamps and minisheet, illustrated by Jamie and Leanne Tufrey, present each ship as it approaches the shores of Norfolk Island, complete with pine-topped hills in the foreground.

$1 Seven Seas Mariner

The recently refurbished 700-berth Seven Seas Mariner, operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises, was the first all-suite, all-balcony ship in the world when she was launched in 2001. She has a gross tonnage of 48,075.

$2 Pacific Explorer

The newest and largest ship in the P&O fleet, the Pacific Explorer, has a gross tonnage of 77,441 and has capacity for 1,998 passengers.

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Set of stamps


Gutter strip 10 x $1

Gutter strip 10 x $2

Additional products

  • Minisheet
  • First day cover (blank, gummed, minisheet)

Technical specifications

  • Issue date

    18 September 2018
  • FDI withdrawal date

    17 October 2018
  • Denominations

    1 x $1, 1 x $2
  • Stamp and minisheet illustration

    Jamie and Leanne Tufrey
  • Product design

    John White, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Printer: gummed

    RA Printing
  • Paper: gummed

    Tullis Russell
  • Stamp size

    37.5mm x 26mm
  • Minisheet size

    135mm x 80mm
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography
  • Perforations

    13.86 x 14.6
  • FDI postmark

    Norfolk Island NSW 2899
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 March 2019
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.

Philatelic team