Cruises from Sydney - the ultimate holiday experience from CruiseAway
With its brand-new overseas cruise terminal, Sydney is the biggest and best place to start your cruise. You will have a grand variety of itineraries to choose from, as Sydney is home to some of the largest cruise companies.
Some of the most popular international destinations for cruises from Sydney are:
If you are staying in Sydney as part of a longer trip, here are some quick tips on things to do that are close to the cruise terminal.
Check out our guide on things to do in Sydney for more detailed information.
Sydney is the only Australian city with two dedicated cruise terminals:
Overseas Passenger Terminal
This terminal is built to accommodate some of the biggest cruise liners in the world, so if you are cruising on board an ocean giant, you are likely to embark/disembark here. You will have Sydney’s top sights at your doorstep:
Located in the heart of Sydney, the Overseas Passenger Terminal is easy to get to and from. It is a few minutes walk to the Circular Quay station that’s full of travel options:
These will take you anywhere you need to go. The Circular Quay station is just a 17-minute train ride from the airport. There are also plenty of taxis just outside the cruise terminal.
Because of its central location, the terminal provides no parking facilities for passengers. Cars may only drop people off or pick them up in front of the terminal.
White Bay Cruise Terminal
The White Bay Terminal is located a little further into the Sydney harbour and welcomes smaller cruise ships or those that homeport in Sydney for a season or two.
The terminal sits right next to the city’s trendy Balmain area that features:
Take a taxi and you will be in the city in five minutes. Some cruise lines also offer transfer options, plus there are ferries available on departure/arrival days.
Guests embarking on a cruise can leave their cars at specially provided large car parks.
Sydney is serviced by cruise ships all year round. If you want guaranteed good weather, choose one of the summer months for your cruise holiday.
However, the mild New South Wales climate provides for sunshine and an average of 16 degrees even in winter, so don’t be afraid to book your cruise for the period from June to August.
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