Cruises from Sydney

Getting to Sydney is easy, it's choosing the type of cruise from Sydney that's the hard part! With the list of options available at hand, it's easy to see why people could be so confused on the type of cruise to choose. Do you go on a lazy South Pacific cruise to Fiji, Vanuatu or Noumea - or is Sydney to Hawaii your preference? Explore what New Zealand has to offer, or go on an adventurous round the world cruise. If it's just Australia you wish to see - our long list of cruise liners can help you with an incredible deal. If you're looking for a Last Minute Cruise from Sydney, we have deals departing daily.

Cruise Ships

  • P&O - Pacific Explorer
  • Carnival Splendor
  • Cunard - Queen Elizabeth
  • Celebrity Millennium
  • Celebrity Solstice
  • Celebrity Eclipse
  • Dream Cruises - Explorer Dream
  • Majestic Princess
  • Pacific Princess
  • Saphire Princess
  • Sea Princess
  • Norwegian Jewel
  • Royal Caribbean - Ovation of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean - Voyager of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean - Serenade of the Seas
  • Holland America - Maasdam
  • Holland America - Noordam
  • Holland America - Oosterdam
  • Norwegian Jewel

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Cruises Departing from Sydney

Popular destinations from Sydney include NZ and the South Pacific (Fiji / New Caledonia / Vanuatu / Tahiti). Short Cruises to Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns are also popular. If you are looking for a longer cruise out of Sydney, our Round the World cruises may suit - as are popular destinations such as London, New York or Canada.

When to Go

Depart Sydney at any time of the year.

Sydney Port

Large vessels anchor at the Overseas Passenger Cruise Terminal (OPT) at Circular Quay. Circular Quay is located directly on Sydney Harbour next to The Rocks. Smaller cruise ships that are able to sail underneath Sydney Harbour Bridge dock at the White Bay Cruise Terminal, near the iconic Anzac Bridge.

Transport to/from Circular Quay

Circular Quay can be reached via Train from Central Station (and vice versa). The single journey takes approximately 10 minutes and costs $3.80.

The Central Business District (Downtown) is located about 10 minutes from Circular Quay

Taxis to the CBD will cost approx $10 - $20 - Phone 13 10 17 or 13 33 00.

Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport is about 15km away - approximately $40 in a Taxi or $16-17 on the T2 Sydney Airport Train.

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.

Shops and Restaurants

Circular Quay is located very close to the Central Sydney Area where numerous shops and restaurants are available for cruise passengers. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are also close by and popular with tourists.

Sydney Tours & Sights

Popular Tours and sights from Sydney include tours to Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb.