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Sydney is home to one of the most iconic harbors in the world. Sailing away against a backdrop of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge is an unforgettable way to begin your cruising adventures.
We know that one cruise doesn’t fit all. That’s why we’ve taken the time to give you an honest review of some of the best cruise liners in the business according to reputable online publications, unbiased online reviews and our own experiences.
We prioritize well-paced and designed itineraries that focus on key destinations and offer a variety of shore excursions. We also consider the quality of onboard dining options, range of cabin amenities on offer and daily entertainment. Finally we weigh the price point to determine if the cruise is delivering value for money.
From circumnavigating Australia to world voyages or expedition to French Polynesia, you have so many choices when you cruise from Sydney, including:
With temperatures rarely falling below 60°F in the winter months, cruising from Sydney is comfortable at any time of the year.
Travel to the remote Pacific Islands is best between August and October. It’s not only the driest time of year, it’s right before cyclone season from mid-November to around April. You could find some bargain cruise deals from Sydney to the Pacific Islands from January to March. However, expect stormy weather during these months.
A cruise to New Zealand is at its peak cruising season from October to March. Although the country is prone to a shower or two, temperatures are warm and hosts plenty of cruise lines.
Cruises from Sydney almost always depart from the iconic Sydney Harbour, otherwise known as Port Jackson. At the heart of Sydney, you can easily get there by taxi, walking or local ferry if you’re staying in Vaucluse or Manly Beach.
If you’re flying into Sydney Airport, a taxi is the easiest way, taking about 30 minutes to reach the harbor. Save money by taking the Sydney Airport T8 train for a 30-minute ride to the Town Hall stop and walk a short distance to the port.
Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or adventurous traveler looking to experience something new, a cruise from Sydney Harbour is sure to delight. Compare available discounts and deals here before locking in that cruise.
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