Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

U by Uniworld celebrates in style for the Australian launch

Monday, September 4th, 2017

With a ‘taste of Europe’ themed evening and hosted at Bar Machiavelli in Rushcutters Bay Sydney, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection celebrated its official Australian launch of U by Uniworld – the revolutionary new brand offering luxe river cruising for the new generation. (

Cruise industry sailing strong at CLIA Australasia’s Cruise360

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Over six hundred cruise industry delegates, including 56 New Zealanders, descended on Sydney last week for CLIA’s annual Cruise360 conference. (more…)

Cruise Industry Seeks Solution to Sydney’s Capacity Crisis

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Oceania Cruises' Nautica entering SydneySydney’s infrastructure issues were wearily raised again at Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s conference at the Hyatt Regency on Friday. (

‘They simply don’t fit’: Bid to improve Sydney’s cruise ship space

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Cruise ships so large they don’t fit under the Sydney Harbour Bridge are forcing the NSW government to consider asking the navy share valuable real estate on the ocean side of the iconic bridge. (

Dora the Explorer Christens P&O’s Pacific Explorer Cruise Ship in Sydney

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Dora the Explorer named P&O’s latest addition to the fleet by breaking a giant bottle piñata in front of 120 kids and her Nickelodeon friends including SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Skye from PAW Patrol. (

P&O Cruises Australia revealing Dora the Explorer as Godmother of latest ship

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

One of the world’s most loved adventurers, Dora the Explorer, is exploring new territory as the first Nickelodeon character to be crowned Godmother of a cruise ship, P&O’s Pacific Explorer. Pacific Explorer is set to have the ‘slime of her life’ when Dora christens the ship at a naming ceremony at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal on Sunday July 2. (

Garden Island the key to Sydney’s cruise crisis, says Port Minister Melinda Pavety

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Oceania Cruises' Nautica entering SydneyThe solution to Sydney’s cruise crisis is sorting out how much access to the Garden ­Island docks Defence must share with ocean liners, ­according to NSW Ports Minister Melinda Pavety. (

CLIA Introduces New Features and Announces More Speakers for Cruise360 Australasia

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced some new features for this year’s Cruise360 Australasia conference, with the event to include interactive discussions and workshops as well as a range of keynote addresses from international cruise executives. (more…)

Carnival Australia Commemorates Anzac Day with Special Service in Sydney Harbour

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Carnival SpiritFormer Royal Australian Navy Commander John Hodges will head back to sea for the first time since his retirement from the Navy in 1989 to lead a special Anzac Day service onboard Carnival Spirit in Sydney Harbour on April 25. (

Carnival Australia Marks National Beer Day with a Toast to ThirstyFrog

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line has raised a glass to the success of Australia’s first bespoke cruise beer – ThirstyFrog Summer Ale, with almost 200,000 schooners enjoyed at sea since the refreshing craft ale was launched three years ago. (more…)

Global Industry Leaders Headline Cruise360 Australasia

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced a new format for this year’s Cruise360 conference in Sydney, including a speaker line-up featuring global industry leaders. (more…)

So many cruise ships, so little space: Sydney Harbour wears out its welcome

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

A parking nightmare in Sydney harbor left the giant cruise liner Radiance of the Seas unable to dock because the single berth big enough to take her was already occupied. (

Carnival’s Australian Team Adds First International Rep

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

With its global fleet continuing to expand and an increasing number of Australians looking for new Carnival experiences, Carnival Cruise Line has welcomed a new team member to its Sydney-based office to focus solely on international cruises. (more…)

Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth cruise ships meet in Sydney Harbour on world voyages

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Two grand dames of the cruising world, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, met in Sydney Harbour in the early hours of Saturday morning. (

Capture Cunard Queens this weekend to win a Queen Mary 2 cruise

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Historic Cunard Queens Rendezvous in Sydney Harbour, February 2007: The Queen Elizabeth 2 whistle saluted  Queen Mary 2 during an historic afternoon arrival into Sydney Harbour. Not since World War II have two Cunard Queens called on Sydney togetherLuxury cruise line Cunard is offering a special Queen Mary 2 experience to the spectator who captures the best image of this weekend’s Royal Rendezvous of two of the world’s most famous ships in Sydney – Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth. (

Cruise Industry Digs Deep for Mercy Ships at The CLIAs

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

There was an extra winner at Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s 16th Annual Cruise Industry Awards – Mercy Ships. (more…)

Cruise Industry shines at ‘The CLIAs’

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

More than 500 industry members from across Australia and New Zealand joined Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia in marking a record year of cruising at the 16th Annual Cruise Industry Awards in Sydney on Saturday night. (

CLIA Australasia announces 2016 Cruise Award Finalists

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced the finalists for the 2016 Cruise Industry Awards, with a pool of 19 awards on offer at the cruise industry’s annual ‘night of nights’. (

P&O Rocks Australia Day on Sydney Harbour

Monday, January 30th, 2017

More than 5000 holidaymakers are celebrating Australia Day on three P&O cruise ships on Sydney Harbour today (Jan. 27), with guests onboard Pacific Eden enjoying a surprise concert with Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes. (

Crystal opens a dedicated corporate office in Sydney

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The new Crystal team based in the Sydney office is headed up by leading cruise and travel industry professional, Karen Christensen, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. (

Pollution emission cap put on cruise ships in Sydney Harbour

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Oceania Cruises' Nautica entering SydneyHarbourfront suburbs will breathe easier after the Turnbull Government agreed to revive restrictions on the sulphur content of fuels used by cruise ships at dock in Sydney Harbour. (

Carnival Spirit in Sydney on Halloween Eve

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Sydney Harbour was full of witchcraft as well as watercraft this morning (Oct. 31), with a coven of witches greeting the superliner Carnival Spirit as she slipped into the city on the eve of Halloween. (

3 Canadians on cruise ship arrested with 95kg cocaine by Australian police

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Three Canadian nationals on a cruise ship have been arrested and charged with possession of a commercial quantity of cocaine by Australian authorities. (

ACA Set for 20th Anniversary Conference in Sydney

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Three new speakers have been added for the 20th Anniversary Australian Cruise Association (i.e. Cruise Down Under) conference to be held in Sydney from September 7-9, 2016. (

Registration opens and speakers announced for Australian Cruise Association 20th anniversary conference

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Aerial view of the Queen Mary 2 maiden visit, March 2010 leaving port (Courtesy Fremantle Ports)Registration has opened last July, and an exciting line-up of initial speakers announced, for the 20th Australian Cruise Association conference to be held in Sydney from September 7-9, 2016. (more…)

Princess Cruises hits the red carpet for Sydney Film Festival

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Princess Cruises’ Australian team walked the red carpet at the premiere of the film Captain Fantastic last week as part of the cruise line’s partnership with the Sydney Film Festival. (

Thousands of Cane Toads Set to Invade NSW Tomorrow as First Origin Cruise Sails into Sydney

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

In a colourful sea invasion from the north, a ship load of rugby league fans and ex-players will sail into Sydney tomorrow morning on the first ever Holden State of Origin cruise from Brisbane. (more…)

Six Cruises Added to Ovation of the Seas’ 2017-18 Sydney Summer Season

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Another six cruises have been added to Ovation of the Seas’ Australian summer season of 2017/18, extending its Sydney home-porting by a further five weeks. The news follows last month’s announcement that extra cruises would be added to the new ship’s upcoming 2016/17 season. (

Carnival Disputes Emissions Fine in Sydney

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Pacific Jewel moored in SydneyThe NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in Australia has fined Carnival Corp. $15,000 after one of its P&O Cruises ships, the Pacific Jewel, breached new low sulfur fuel regulations in Sydney Harbour, said the EPA in a prepared statement. (

Steve Odell Appointed as CLIA Australasia Chairman

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific Steve Odell has been appointed as the new chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. (

Australasian Cruise Industry celebrates successful year with glittering gala night

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

More than 500 industry members from across Australia and New Zealand joined Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia in celebrating a massive year of cruising at the 15th Annual Cruise Industry Awards at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Saturday. (

Sydney Harbour Sees Unprecedented Activity

Monday, February 15th, 2016

SydneyA busy weekend with six ships in Sydney capped off a huge week of cruising for the harbour city — and there’s more to come. (