Cruises from Sydney

Cruise Prices:

Sydney is the largest cruise ship port in Australia with regards to cruise departures. Each year there are over 300 cruise ships that arrive in Sydney Harbour. The major will dock at the Oversease Passenger Cruise Terminal in Circular Quay, with the remainder docking at the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Roselle. Getting to your cruise is simple with air, train, bus, and car options available.

All the major local and international cruise lines will be operating cruises ex Sydney during the current cruise season, including Royal Caribbean and P&O Cruises Australia. Some of the most popular cruise ships departing from Sydney include the Ovation of the Seas and the Celebrity Solstice. Cruise Sydney and discover all the sights and attractions that the Harbour City has to offer.

Where do cruises leave from in Sydney?

Larger cruise ships (such as Ovation Of The Seas, Carnival Spirit, and Celebrity Solstice) 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 (such as Pacific Adventure, Pacific Aria, and Pacific Dawn) will depart from the White Bay Cruise Terminal located in Rozelle.

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.

Cruise Ships Departing Sydney

  • Carnival Spirit
  • Carnival Splendor
  • Celebrity Solstice
  • Explorer Dream
  • Maasdam
  • Majestic Princess
  • Noordam
  • Norwegian Jewel
  • Ovation of the Seas
  • Pacific Explorer
  • Pacific Adventure
  • Radiance of the Seas
  • Regatta
  • Ruby Princess
  • Seabourn Encore
  • Voyager of the Seas

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.

Note: all prices displayed are Per Person prices.

Date Cruise Line Ship / Nights / Ports Single Twin Triple Quad
13 Nov 2021

Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Nights: 11

Ports: Sydney, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Sydney;

$ 4,958

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$ 2,678

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$ 2,366

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$ 2,139

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14 Nov 2021

Ship: Royal Princess

Nights: 12

Ports: Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Christchurch, Tauranga, Auckland;

$ 4,131

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$ 2,121

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$ 1,706

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$ 1,483

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15 Nov 2021

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Nights: 10

Ports: Sydney, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Sydney;

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15 Nov 2021

Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 12

Ports: Sydney, Alotau, Rabaul, Kiriwina Is, Sydney;

$ 3,209

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$ 1,608

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$ 1,484

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$ 1,422

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19 Nov 2021

Ship: Emerald Princess

Nights: 13

Ports: Sydney, Auckland, Tauranga, Picton, Christchurch, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Sydney;

$ 4,354

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$ 2,256

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$ 1,920

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$ 1,741

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24 Nov 2021

Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Nights: 10

Ports: Sydney, Picton, Napier, Wellington, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Sydney;

$ 4,920

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$ 2,646

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$ 2,335

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$ 2,109

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25 Nov 2021

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Nights: 3

Ports: Sydney, Sydney;

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27 Nov 2021

Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 4

Ports: Sydney, Eden, Sydney;

$ 1,228

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$ 615

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$ 565

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$ 537

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28 Nov 2021

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Nights: 10

Ports: Sydney, Mare, Mystery Island, Vila, Lifou, Sydney;

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01 Dec 2021

Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 9

Ports: Sydney, Noumea, Lifou, Mare, Isle Of Pines, Sydney;

$ 1,611

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$ 807

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$ 726

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$ 687

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02 Dec 2021

Ship: Emerald Princess

Nights: 13

Ports: Sydney, Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Christchurch, Picton, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Sydney;

$ 4,370

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$ 2,257

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$ 1,802

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$ 1,567

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04 Dec 2021

Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Nights: 5

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Hobart, Sydney;

$ 2,482

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$ 1,328

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$ 1,208

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$ 1,076

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07 Dec 2021

Ship: Royal Princess

Nights: 13

Ports: Sydney, Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Sydney;

$ 4,547

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$ 2,353

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$ 1,895

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$ 1,647

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08 Dec 2021

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Nights: 8

Ports: Sydney, Noumea, Mare, Isle Of Pines, Sydney;

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09 Dec 2021

Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Nights: 12

Ports: Sydney, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Bay Of Islands, Sydney;

$ 5,062

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$ 2,746

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$ 2,428

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$ 2,198

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10 Dec 2021

Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 3

Ports: Sydney, Sydney;

$ 713

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$ 357

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$ 331

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$ 319

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13 Dec 2021

Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 5

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Port Arthur, Sydney;

$ 1,202

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$ 603

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$ 544

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$ 504

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14 Dec 2021

Ship: Queen Elizabeth

Nights: 8

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Burnie, Melbourne, Eden, Sydney;

$ 4,619

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$ 2,652

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$ 2,271

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$ 2,045

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14 Dec 2021

Ship: Queen Elizabeth

Nights: 5

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Burnie, Melbourne;

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14 Dec 2021

Ship: Queen Elizabeth

Nights: 22

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Burnie, Melbourne, Eden, Sydney, Dunedin New Zealand, Akaroa, Picton, Tauranga, Auckland, Auckland, Sydney;

$ 12,972

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$ 7,454

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$ 6,694

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13 Nov 2021


Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Nights: 11

Ports: Sydney, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 4,958 pp


TWIN:

$ 2,678 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 2,366 pp


QUAD:

$ 2,139 pp

14 Nov 2021


Ship: Royal Princess

Nights: 12

Ports: Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Christchurch, Tauranga, Auckland


SINGLE:

$ 4,131 pp


TWIN:

$ 2,121 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 1,706 pp


QUAD:

$ 1,483 pp

15 Nov 2021


Ship: Carnival Splendor

Nights: 10

Ports: Sydney, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Sydney


15 Nov 2021


Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 12

Ports: Sydney, Alotau, Rabaul, Kiriwina Is, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 3,209 pp


TWIN:

$ 1,608 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 1,484 pp


QUAD:

$ 1,422 pp

19 Nov 2021


Ship: Emerald Princess

Nights: 13

Ports: Sydney, Auckland, Tauranga, Picton, Christchurch, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 4,354 pp


TWIN:

$ 2,256 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 1,920 pp


QUAD:

$ 1,741 pp

24 Nov 2021


Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Nights: 10

Ports: Sydney, Picton, Napier, Wellington, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 4,920 pp


TWIN:

$ 2,646 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 2,335 pp


QUAD:

$ 2,109 pp

25 Nov 2021


Ship: Carnival Splendor

Nights: 3

Ports: Sydney, Sydney


27 Nov 2021


Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 4

Ports: Sydney, Eden, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 1,228 pp


TWIN:

$ 615 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 565 pp


QUAD:

$ 537 pp

28 Nov 2021


Ship: Carnival Splendor

Nights: 10

Ports: Sydney, Mare, Mystery Island, Vila, Lifou, Sydney


01 Dec 2021


Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 9

Ports: Sydney, Noumea, Lifou, Mare, Isle Of Pines, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 1,611 pp


TWIN:

$ 807 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 726 pp


QUAD:

$ 687 pp

02 Dec 2021


Ship: Emerald Princess

Nights: 13

Ports: Sydney, Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Christchurch, Picton, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 4,370 pp


TWIN:

$ 2,257 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 1,802 pp


QUAD:

$ 1,567 pp

04 Dec 2021


Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Nights: 5

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Hobart, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 2,482 pp


TWIN:

$ 1,328 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 1,208 pp


QUAD:

$ 1,076 pp

07 Dec 2021


Ship: Royal Princess

Nights: 13

Ports: Sydney, Fiordland Natl Park Cruising New Zealand, Dunedin (port Chalmers), Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 4,547 pp


TWIN:

$ 2,353 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 1,895 pp


QUAD:

$ 1,647 pp

08 Dec 2021


Ship: Carnival Splendor

Nights: 8

Ports: Sydney, Noumea, Mare, Isle Of Pines, Sydney


09 Dec 2021


Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Nights: 12

Ports: Sydney, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Bay Of Islands, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 5,062 pp


TWIN:

$ 2,746 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 2,428 pp


QUAD:

$ 2,198 pp

10 Dec 2021


Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 3

Ports: Sydney, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 713 pp


TWIN:

$ 357 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 331 pp


QUAD:

$ 319 pp

13 Dec 2021


Ship: Pacific Adventure

Nights: 5

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Port Arthur, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 1,202 pp


TWIN:

$ 603 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 544 pp


QUAD:

$ 504 pp

14 Dec 2021


Ship: Queen Elizabeth

Nights: 8

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Burnie, Melbourne, Eden, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 4,619 pp


TWIN:

$ 2,652 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 2,271 pp


QUAD:

$ 2,045 pp

14 Dec 2021


Ship: Queen Elizabeth

Nights: 5

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Burnie, Melbourne


14 Dec 2021


Ship: Queen Elizabeth

Nights: 22

Ports: Sydney, Hobart, Burnie, Melbourne, Eden, Sydney, Dunedin New Zealand, Akaroa, Picton, Tauranga, Auckland, Auckland, Sydney


SINGLE:

$ 12,972 pp


TWIN:

$ 7,454 pp


TRIPLE:

$ 6,694 pp


QUAD:

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