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Cruising into the future

Cruising is moving back to the future with the Northern Territory relaxing the rule that each vessel can only carry 350 persons into the territory. The cruise industry can look forward to a stronger revival of cruise tourism in the top end in future.

Cruise ships must still first berth in Port Darwin and not leave the territory since berthing in the capital. They must also have a health practitioner on board and quarantine requirements will still apply to close contacts.

Sydney Harbour

Coral Princess will be the first cruise ship to berth in Sydney after Pacific Explorer which has been doing short cruises from Sydney for the past month. The next one of the Princess ships will arrive on 13 July. Carnival Splendor will join them on 30 September and other Carnival and Princess vessels will follow over the month. 

Celebrity Eclipse arrives as the first of the Celebrity vessels on 22 October, then Ovation of the Seas, Westerdam, Quantum of the Seas, Queen Elizabeth and Star Breeze will follow in November. By the time the first of the Seabourn vessels arrives in December, Sydney Harbour will once again be welcoming cruise ships on a regular basis. You can view the up to date port schedule here.

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