Big Ships Cruise into Sydney

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Big Ship Arrival and Departure Days


Direct ferry service operates between White Bay and the City (Barangaroo, King St Wharf Darling Harbour)



Ovation of the Seas Sydney Harbour arrival - 15 December 2016 

Over 347 metres in length, 41 metres wide, 2,090 cabins and 4,650 passengers, Royal Carribbean’s new Ovation of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to visit Australia and will arrive Sydney Harbour on Thursday 15th December 2016. Join us aboard MV Sydney 2000 to welcome the ship as it makes its way to the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay.

P&O 5 Ships Day on Sydney Harbour - 25 November 2015
After an early morning arrival, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden will be officially named in a ceremony off Fort Denison, before taking up positions around the harbour. To celebrate the event, P&O is arranging for the new ships to rendezvous off Botany Bay with Pacific Jewel, Dawn and Pearl. Pacific Jewel (Athol Bay), Pacific Dawn (off Garden Island), Pacific Pearl (Point Piper), Pacific Aria (Overseas Passenger Terminal) and Pacific Eden (off Neutral Bay). A fireworks display is planned to round off the evening*.

A choice of three lunch cruise packages departing 12noon from Darling Harbour & 12.30pm from Circular Quay. Cruise duration 1.5 - 3.5 hours.

A great option to take in the sights of Sydney Harbour while enjoying a tiered selection of sweet & savoury treats and a glass of sparkling wine to top it all off

Two cruise options featuring a 3 course contemporary Australian dining plus still & sparkling wine, beer & softdrinks. 1.5 hour cruise departing 5pm from Darling Harbour.  

Three main dinner cruise options departing 7pm Circular Quay & 7.30pm Darling Harbour. Cruise duration 2.5 hours.

*Fireworks approximately 9.00pm prior to ships sailing. Times subject to change. Dinner cruises operate at set times and will operate regardless of fireworks final time confirmation.

Select cruise and date below

Options Travel date Price from How to book
White Bay Cruise Terminal City Ferry To 31Mar18 From $9

Visit the White Bay City Ferry page for details & bookings

Hop On Hop Off To 31Mar18 From $45

Visit the Hop On Hop Off page for details & bookings

Sightseeing Cruises To 31Mar18 From $35

Visit the Harbour Story, Highlights or Cocktail cruise page for details & bookings

High Tea at Sea To 31Mar18 From $59

Visit the High Tea page for details & bookings

Lunch Cruises To 31Mar18 From $85

Visit the Buffet, Top Deck or Long Lunch cruise page for details & bookings 

Dinner Cruises To 31Mar18 From $85

Visit the Sunset, Gold or Captains Dinner cruise page for details & bookings 


Other Cruises - Special Events

New Years Eve
December 31
Australia Day
January 26
Valentines Day
February 14
Christmas Day
December 25
Boxing Day
December 26
Vivid Festival
May - June
Melbourne Cup
Mothers Day
Fathers Day
Seniors Festival
Christmas Parties
November - December
Christmas in July
Big Ships in Sydney
Year Round
Food Festival
Good Food Month
School Holiday Fun
Great Offers for Kids
Whale Watching
May - November
Earth Hour
March - June 
Sydney Royal Easter Show
March - April
Gift Certificates
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