Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Cruises from Sydney

Stay and play in one of the world’s most famous coastal cities

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Catch a wave at Bondi, shop ‘til you drop in the city or sip a long black in the vibrant inner west before a cruise from Sydney. Culturally diverse, Sydney offers plenty to explore, from art galleries and ancient Aboriginal culture, to iconic structures and a heady mix of cuisines. When cruising from Sydney’s deep-water port in the heart of the city, you can explore it all before or after your next Sydney cruise with Princess.

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What You Need to Know About Cruises from Sydney

Vibrant, bustling and culturally diverse, Sydney is full of treasures well worth exploring. Here’s everything you need to know about the city, so you can really make the most of your cruise from Sydney.

Majestic Princess ship sailing through Sydney Harbour

Sydney at a glance

  • Language: English
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Time Zone: Australian Eastern Time (AET)
  • Docking: Your cruise from Sydney docks at White Bay Cruise Terminal or the Overseas Passenger Terminal (Circular Quay West).
  • Attire: Opt for shorts and t-shirts during the hot and humid summer months (December to February) and long pants and sweaters in the cooler months of winter (June to August).
  • Transportation: Public transport makes Sydney easy to get around, thanks to its ferries, buses, trains and light rail. Driving in the city is not recommended, especially during peak hour, due to high density traffic.

Things to do in Sydney

Whether taking a short cruise from Sydney or a world tour, there’s plenty to explore in the city before or after your cruise. Foodies can indulge in diverse cuisines, while history and nature lovers can find hidden gems at every turn. Climb the Harbour Bridge, tour the Opera House or wander the Royal Botanic Gardens. Outside the city, cool off at Manly Beach, hike the Blue Mountains or catch a game at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Blue Mountains, Australia.

Ships That Cruise from Sydney

Join our Princess fleet to sail on some of the best cruises from Sydney. Find the comforts of home alongside the luxuries you deserve on board any of our ships, no matter your destination. Discover what makes our fleet so unique.

Royal Princess ship at sea

Royal Princess®

Possibilities are endless aboard Royal Princess®, the newest class and our core ship that cruises from Sydney. Savor international cuisine by day and then enjoy late-night game shows with fellow guests.

Majestic Princess ship sailing

Majestic Princess®

From French fare and yum cha delights to the Hollywood-style pool club and private karaoke suites, you’ll feel like an international superstar on your cruise from Sydney aboard Majestic Princess®.

The Princess Seawitch beneath blue sky

More Ships

On a cruise from Sydney, you can enjoy best-in-class service and expertly crafted activities on board Grand Princess®, Coral Princess® and more!

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