Cruises from Sydney

Embark on one of our many Cruises from Sydney and you're sure to be mesmerised. Sydney Harbour is one of the most spectacular harbours to begin your onward journey. Will you be cruising up the Australian East Coast? Or setting sail on a Cruise to Asia and beyond? Whatever you choose, our Sydney cruises are sure to leave you with long lasting memories. Our cruises depart daily - but before you make a booking here are some of the key points you'll need to know before booking that cruise of a lifetime.

Who sails from Sydney

All the big names sail from Sydney including Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America and more.

  • P&O Cruises operate a large number of short cruises including Cruises to Queensland, Melbourne, Brisbane and Comedy and Food & Wine cruises. Longer itineraries sail to Fiji, Noumea, and other South Pacific Islands.
  • Carnival markets towards family cruises with ample child minding facilities and waterslides gracing the upper deck.
  • Royal Caribbean has some of the largest ships in the region with the "Ovation of the Seas" departing Sydney regularly.
  • Cunard is a geared more towards professional with its grand old ships with a more traditional ocean liner feel.

Cruise Ships

  • P&O - Pacific Aria
  • P&O - Pacific Explorer
  • Carnival Legend
  • Carnival Spirit
  • Carnival Spendor
  • Cunard - Queen Mary 2
  • Celebrity Millennium
  • Celebrity Solstice
  • Golden Princess
  • Sun Princess
  • Diamond Princess
  • Norwegian Jewel
  • Royal Caribbean - Explorer of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean - Radiance of the Sea
  • Royal Caribbean - Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Holland America - Maasdam
  • Holland America - Noordam

Cruises Departing from Sydney

Popular itineraries for Kiwi's are usually cruises from Sydney to Auckland, cruises to Fiji and Cairns, and Cruises to Asia. Other popular itineraries include Melbourne and Tasmania, and Round the World Cruises from Australia. Around the World ports may include destinations such as Singapore, Dubai, London, Barcelona, Rome and New York to name a few!

When to Go

Depart Sydney at any time of the year.

Sydney Port

Sydney has two ports with large ships anchoring at the "Overseas Passenger Cruise Terminal" (OPT) at Circular Quay. Circular Quay is located directly on Sydney Harbour next to The Rocks. The "White Bay Cruise Terminal" is for smaller ships that are unable to sail underneath Sydney Harbour Bridge

Transport to/from Circular Quay

Trains from Sydney Airport run every 8 minutes and will have you at Circular Quay in 20 minutes. Cost is approximately $17 AUD.

Taxi to Circular Quay is approximately $30 AUD.

Transport to White Bay

Transfers are available from Sydney Airport and other pickup points to the White Bay Terminal through various transfer companies. Try "Ready2Go" or direct with the Cruise liner.


Short Term parking is available around the Passenger Terminal. Please check signs for parking restrictions. If longer term parking is required, it is suggested to look for private operators located near the terminal facilities.

Tours & Sights

Popular attractions in Sydney include the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House area, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Observation deck and Bondi Beach. For some fun things to do try the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb or a simple Sunset Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour.


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  • Start with a short cruise before embarking on a longer itinerary so you know what you are getting yourself in for.
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  • Don't forget to enjoy yourself!

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