Cruises from Sydney
This year during 2023 there is an excellent selection of cruises from Sydney available for you choose from. As the largest cruise departure port in Australia and with over 620 cruise departures annually, you will be spoilt for choice. All of the leading cruise lines have sailings from this port including: P&O, Princess, Cunard, Carnival and Royal Caribbean ... just to name a few. Prices start at $85 per person, per day for a Twin Cabin.
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The Carnival Splendor (by Carnival Cruises) and the Ovation of the Seas (by Royal Caribbean) are two of the most popular cruise ships that have departures out of Sydney during the 2023 cruise season. But there are also many other cruise ships and cruise lines out of Sydney for you to choose from. Your friendly CruiseAgency Travel Consultant can help you decide if you are unsure.
One of the most exciting announcements for this year is the arrival of the Disney Cruise Line to Sydney for the very first time. There are x12 cruise departures out of Sydney this year with the first one departing on 28 October 2023, right through to 16 February 2024. If you have young children (or are just young at heart yourself), then a holiday onboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship will be the trip of a lifetime!
Cruise Ships departing from Sydney
Where do cruises leave from in Sydney?
Larger cruise ships (such as Ovation Of The Seas) leave from the Overseas Passenger Terminal which is located at Circular Quay. Other smaller vessels that are able to sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge will depart from the White Bay Cruise Terminal located in Rozelle. Your friendly CruiseAgency Travel Consultant will be able to advise you on exactly where you cruise holiday will depart from.
How to get to the Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT)
The OPT is located at Circular Quay, immediately adjacent to the Museum Of Contemporary Art (MCA) and the historic Rocks area. If you are arriving for your cruise holiday by car, you can drive right up to the drop-off point in front of the OPT. If you are arriving by train, the best option is Circular Quay train station - approximately 200m from the OPT entrance. For those flying in from interstate, get the Airport Link train from Sydney Airport heading to Circular Quay. The current (September 2019) Airport Link train prices are $19.40 per Adult, and $15.40 per Child (children under the age of 4 travel for free), with the trip taking about 18 minutes - read more here: www.airportlink.com.au/trip-information/price/. A taxi from Sydney Airport to the OPT will cost approximately $50 depending on the time of day (travelling during morning or evening peak hours will be more expensive). You can get an Uber from the Sydney Domestic Airport to Circular Quay at rates starting from $37.
How to get to the White Bay Cruise Terminal (WBCT)
This is the main departure terminal for the smaller P&O; cruise ships. Access roads leading to the WBCT are restricted during cruise days. You will need to enter via The Crescent, and then proceed along James Craig Road, and then follow the clearly marked signs to the terminal. Unfortunately there is no train station nearby the terminal. If you are arriving by private transport, there is a drop off zone right in front of the terminal. If you are arriving from interstate, we suggest that you get the train from the airport to Central station, and from there get a taxi direct to the cruise terminal (average taxi fare cost about $30 depending on the time of day). For further details on how to get to this terminal, please see this page: www.cruiseagency.com.au/news/how-to-get-to-white-bay-cruise-terminal/
Do you need a passport for a cruise in Australia?
No. If you're an Australian citizen and if the cruise ship does not visit any International ports, then you do not need a passport.
Sydney Cruise Statistics
Cruise passengers from New South Wales represent the largest proportion of cruise travellers compared to all other States in Australia. With over 53% of the total cruise passengers coming from NSW.