Cruise Ships in Sydney Harbour

Cruise Ship at Circular Quay, Sydney

Cruise Ship at Circular Quay, Sydney

Sydney, Wednesday

Summer brings cruise ships in and out of Sydney Harbour.  They usually come through the Heads just before dawn, so passengers can see the sun rise over the Opera House.

Although we don’t have a particular desire to go on a cruise ourselves, it’s fun to see the different ships when they berth at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay.  Today’s visitor was ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’, which a Google search told me is from Royal Caribbean.  It was scheduled to leave at 6:30pm this evening to cruise to New Zealand

Cruise Ship, Harbour Bridge, and Passenger Ferry, Sydney Harbour

Cruise Ship, Harbour Bridge, and Passenger Ferry, Sydney Harbour

In the late afternoon, we saw a P&O ship, which left from Darling Harbour, cruise past the Opera House on its way out.

Last February, the 2-month old Queen Victoria and the famous Queen Elizabeth II, both of Cunard Lines, had a historic ‘royal rendez-vous’ in Sydney Harbour.   It was the Queen Victoria’s first visit here, and the Queen Elizabeth II’s last, before becoming a floating hotel in Dubai.

Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, Sydney Harbour

Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, Sydney Harbour

Circular Quay is located between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.  Passengers never have to walk far to enjoy Sydney’s best sights.

Sydney Opera House and Cruise Ship

Sydney Opera House and Cruise Ship

 

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2 Responses

  1. Whoa… those boats are HUGE! I have never been on a cruise but in my part of the world lots of people go to Seattle or Vancouver and travel up to Alaska.

    Well, okay, lots of people go to Florida and go to the Caribbean or along the coast of Mexico, etc. I guess that is probabl more popular than Alaska – but the Alaska trips are popular, too.

    Your pictures of some of the first ones I have ever seen that really let me see the relative size of these boats. They are HUGE!

    Take care.

  2. We did a tour around the harbor and outside it a little ways on a boat-a great way to see Sydney.

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