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Sydney Cruises Port Guide

In Sydney, Australia’s modern capital, marvel at the city’s world-renowned skyline and iconic architecture, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Visit its famous golden beaches, like Bondi and Coogee. Take a stroll in one of its pristine natural parks, where you’ll encounter rugged cliffs and stunning scenery. Taste your way through Sydney’s eclectic culinary scene, full of global flavors and ingredients. You won’t be able to resist falling in love with this versatile destination.

On cruises from Sydney, you’ll explore some of the region’s most incredible destinations. Sail down the serene fjords of New Zealand. Dive into the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the world. Visit exotic islands in the South Pacific, like New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Wherever you choose to go, you’ll be surrounded by exceptional natural beauty, a wealth of culture and history, unique wildlife, and world-class food and wine on one of our Australia and New Zealand cruises.

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Featured Destinations on Cruises from Sydney

Tasmania

Aside from its dramatic coastlines and massive national parks, Tasmania’s fascinating museums and burgeoning food scene have helped turn it into a top destination for travelers. Our cruises stop in Hobart, the island’s capital, where you can sample local wine, spot exotic wildlife, such as the famous Tasmanian devil, and enjoy an unbeatable view of the city from the summit of Mount Wellington.

Great Barrier Reef

Spanning 1,400 miles long, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and home to thousands of underwater species including exotic fish, sharks, turtles, and more. Experience the magic of camping on a pontoon boat under the stars. Discover the idyllic islands that line the reef, such as Fitzroy Island, an unspoiled paradise with white sand beaches and pristine water, and the Whitsunday Islands, where the famous Whitehaven Beach awaits.

New Zealand

The dual island country of New Zealand has a little bit of everything: spectacular natural wonders, charming beach towns, and bustling cities. Visit cosmopolitan Auckland and experience its multicultural food and bar scene. Stop in Tauranga and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen. In Wellington, savor the local coffee and spot fur seals along the coast. While in Fiordland, sail down some of the most spectacular fjords in the world, including Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful destinations.

South Pacific

Feel like you’ve sailed into another world on a cruise around the South Pacific, an exotic haven full of tropical islands and unrivaled landscapes. Swim in the pristine waters of New Caledonia, where you’ll discover idyllic islands like Noumea and Isle of Pines. Explore the lush jungles and pristine waterfalls of Vila in Vanuatu, or embrace the feeling of seclusion in the unpopulated beaches of Mystery Island.

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Why Sail from Sydney with Celebrity Cruises

Set sail in the Land Down Under with Celebrity Cruises and explore this fascinating region of the world in the utmost luxury. On cruises from Sydney, you’ll travel to gorgeous destinations around Australia and New Zealand, including natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef, exotic islands in the South Pacific, and exciting cities like Auckland. 

During your time at sea, watch an enthralling show in the theater, dance under the stars at one of our lounges, cool off at the outdoor deck and pool, or relax at our indulgent spa. Discover new cuisines and flavors at each of your port destinations, then savor world-class dining at our onboard restaurants with menus crafted by a Michelin-starred chef. 

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Sydney Port Facilities & Location

Ships typically dock at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, which is a five-minute walk from the city center. You’ll find ATMs, currency exchange offices, cafes, and restaurants right by the terminal.

Top Sights & Attractions To See Before Cruises From Sydney

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is the city’s defining landmark and a fabulous display of modern architecture. The exterior was designed in the shape of the sails of a sailboat, and its unique structure often gleams in the sunlight. The Opera House’s sail shape also provides excellent acoustics for the many performances that occur inside the venue each year, which include opera, ballet, music, comedy, kid shows, inspirational speakers, and more. 

Taronga Zoo

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is a popular attraction for animal lovers embarking on one of our cruises from Sydney. This award-winning zoo features over 4,000 animals, which includes species that are native to Australia as well as rare and endangered animals. Head up on the Sky Safari, the only cable car in Sydney, for spectacular views.

Bondi Beach

Australia’s most famous beach is also one of its most beautiful. Bondi Beach is only about 15 minutes southeast of Sydney’s city center and provides a quintessential Australian beach-going experience. You’ll find soft golden sand, beachfront restaurants and bars, and lots of surfing and other water sports. 

Manly Beach

Another popular beach to visit in Australia is Manly Beach, especially if you love surfing. Manly Beach was the site of the world’s first surfing contest back in 1964. While its legendary waves along the northern end of the beach at Queenscliff Bommie are only recommended for advanced surfers, the area on the southern end of Manly Beach has great waves for beginner surfers, too.  

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Top Things to Do in Sydney

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a heritage-listed bridge made of steel and features a defining arch, and one of the top things to do in Sydney is climb it. You’ll suit up in specially-designed outdoor gear and climb over 400 feet above Sydney Harbour. The bridge is open to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians to cross or climb.

Enjoy the View from Sydney Tower Eye

Another way to get high above the city is during a ride on the Sydney Tower Eye, which takes you to the highest point in Sydney. You’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the harbor, city skyline, and distant Blue Mountains off the coastline. After you take a ride on the Sydney Tower Eye, you can also visit the observation deck, 4-D cinema, and other exhibits that come included with admission.

Play at Luna Park Sydney

If you’re looking for some family fun before embarking on a cruise from Sydney, head to  Luna Park, a restored amusement park that dates back to the 1930s. Both kids and adults will love going on exhilarating rides, taking a leisurely spin on the Ferris wheel, and gliding down giant slides. During your visit, you’ll also find carnival-style foods and games.

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