The Spirit of Tasmania's first appearance off Geelong on Sunday has been greeted enthusiastically.
The Port of Melbourne's crowded schedule and rising fees saw TT-Line decide to shift it's Victorian terminal to Geelong from late next year.
One of the ferries has had its maiden cruise into Corio Bay as a familiarisation exercise for the captains.
Its majestic and looming presence captivating plenty of onlookers, eager to watch from the city's many waterfront vantage points.
Part of the trial trip involved berthing at Corio Quay where a new 12 hectare terminal will be constructed next year.
Pictures: Geelong Broadcasters [C Meddings]