Cruises Return to Sydney in 2022

Posted On: 07/05/2022

After a very long two years, cruise ships are back in Sydney. The cruise industry took a major hit during the pandemic, but is showing signs of life again in 2022 with the first returning cruises already sold out. Whether you’ve held off or just started planning, now is the best time to book a cruise in Sydney.

In May, Australian officials completed a test run with the Pacific Explorer, a P&O cruise ship, from Sydney to Brisbane. The test measured the effectiveness of onboard COVID implementations as well as fine-tuning cruise services. The test also gave staff, officers, and crew a chance to get reacquainted with the ship after the long hiatus.

Cruises Returning in 2022

After the successful test run, it’s all speed ahead for cruise lines to return to Australia. These are a few of the cruise lines returning to Australia.

  • P&O Australia returned May 2022
  • Princess Cruises returned June 2022
  • Carnival Cruise Line returns October 2022
  • Celebrity Cruises returns October 2022
  • Royal Caribbean International returns October 2022
  • Holland America Line returns November 2022
  • Norwegian Cruise Line returns December 2022

Other cruise lines such as Cunard, Silversea, Seabourn, and Oceania are expected to return by the end of the year but have not set any definitive dates yet.

If you’re planning your cruise, don’t forget about transportation in the city. Redy2GO offers shuttle services from cruise terminals to destinations throughout Sydney and more. Reserve your cruise shuttle today.