What we say: Sydney is the gateway for cruising in New South Wales and the whole of Australia. With two cruise terminals – White Bay and the Overseas Passenger Terminal – Sydney can host a range of cruise ships in all sizes. From the largest ship in the Southern Hemisphere, Ovation of the Seas, to smaller boutique ships like the luxurious Seven Seas Explorer, there’s a place for all vessels in Sydney. Arriving and departing Sydney affords guests stunning views of the iconic Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and travellers have easy access to the heart of the city.
What you say: “Coming into Sydney is one of the highlights of every cruise – the views are incredible. Plus, it’s right in the centre of the city for to make it easy to explore.” Lynn Morris
HIGHLY COMMENDED: BRISBANE
Fast becoming one of the most popular ports for cruise lines such as P&O, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises and Royal Caribbean, Brisbane is just a hop, skip and a jump from domestic destinations like Airlie Beach and hotspots in the South Pacific. The Queensland state government and Carnival Corporation have both invested heavily in revitalising Brisbane’s port, and it’s well on its way to being a world premier cruise destination.