As Sydney Harbour’s premier cruise operator the health and safety of our guests and crew is our highest priority. As such we have implemented rigorous infection control procedures to ensure the safety, health and hygiene of everyone onboard.
STAFF POLICY & TRAINING
All team members will undertake infection control training on commencement of employment.
Staff will be required to undertake mandatory temperature checks at the start of each shift.
Upon arrival for your cruise proceed directly to your designated wharf and boarding point.
Gangways and pontoons will be marked to indicate 1.5m distancing between groups.
Crew will conduct temperature checks for all guests at the boarding gangway.
Before being seated the digital boarding pass will need to be presented to the Cruise Director.
We encourage patrons to download the COVIDSAFE app.
We will comply with NSW regulations for safe distancing of patrons with reduced vessel capacities.
Menus are included on your digital boarding pass to assist with contactless ordering.
All table settings will be polished and handled by staff wearing disposable gloves.
Hand sanitiser will be available at boarding points as well as multiple locations onboard the vessel.
Sanitising wipes will be available on request.
Enhanced cleaning of the vessels will be carried out at regular intervals with a focus on high contact areas including bathrooms, bar tops and handrails etc.
All patrons are encouraged to use contactless payment for all onboard payments.
Australian Cruise Group
COVID-19 BOOKING POLICY
25 March - 23 September 2020 (whilst NSW or Federal restrictions apply)
Applies to all new bookings made between 25 March – 23 September 2020 with cruise dates in the future commencing 1 October 2020
RISK FREE BOOKING | ZERO CANCELLATION FEE
If you make a booking with us and we are unable to perform the cruise due to either a federal or NSW Government restriction related to COVID-19, we will offer you a 100% refund.
Any new reservation made directly with Australian Cruise Group during COVID-19 period between 25 March – 23 September for cruise dates from 1 October onwards can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 72hrs prior to departure time (excludes New Year’s Eve cruises).
ZERO DEPOSIT bookings are available for all group bookings and Charter cruises during the COVID-19 period.
A Guide to Fun Things to do in Sydney During August
The month of August in Sydney brings cold weather and there isn't much you can do, considering how people wish to stay indoors and keep themselves warm. But, over the years, the city has found many interesting ways to bring out the fun during the winter days. There are many festivals and events that happen during this period including Vivid Sydney, City2Surf Run, Bledisloe Cup and many concerts, food festivals and so on.
Of the above mentioned festivals, Vivid Sydney is the most famous and the biggest. As the festival arrives, the city lights up like a thousand suns, but at night. People stroll outdoors to engage in fun activities and be a part of interesting events that the festival has in store for them. There are luxury dinner cruises on Sydney Harbour that operate on Vivid Sydney nights, allowing people to enjoy the Vivid views at the harbour venue from a prime position. Choose Sydney Showboats, one of the best Vivid Sydney dinner cruises in 2021 to catch a 1-hour live cabaret show performed by a talented crew of dancers, songstresses and follies. You can also explore various light precincts such as Circular Quay, The Rocks, Luna Park and more. This year, a stellar lineup of artists will transform the streets, walkways, parks and buildings with wonderful light projections. Another set of thinkers and orators will preside over various talk sessions, where you can introduce yourself to a wide range of topics to tease your brains with thought-provoking ideas.
In the light of the pandemic, some of the attractions in Sydney continue to stay shut until further notice. But that doesn’t mean you should stop from having fun, but in a safe way. July is the coldest month in the city and by August, the temperature is mostly unlikely to drop under 15°C during daytime, implying you can enjoy many outdoor activities without freezing yourself. Skydiving in probably one of the most popular adventure sports, which is a wonderful activity you can give a thought to. The risk of being in a crowd is zero when you’re up in the skies. One of the greatest experiences in the city is the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb that offers a glorious view of the city skyline and more. During August, you can hop on the Bridge at dawn, dusk or any other time of the day for a thrilling and memorable experience. Many of you may not know, you can enjoy many wonderful experiences at a great and affordable price during this period. Since there won’t be much of a heft crowd unlike other times of the year, you can also save a lot of time while exploring the city during August.
The famous Blue Mountains in Sydney is a breathtaking range of misty mountains that is located about 56 km from the city centre. During August, you can opt for a 1-day tour of the Blue Mountains to witness the absolute beauty of the area—of thriving rainforests, cascading waterfalls, glorious pinnacles and rolling green valleys. The cool weather in the mountains during this month is apt for hikers and adventure junkies. Some of the best things to do while you’re here at the Blue Mountains are enjoying a breathtaking view of the hazy blue mountains at Scenic World, world’s steepest scenic railway, see the Three Sisters rock formation, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Breenhold Gardens, Wentworth Falls, Japanese Bathhouse, Jenolan Caves, Glow Worm tunnels, Kings Tableland and Blackheath Lookout.
Besides the above mentioned places, you may also explore places like Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House and Madame Tussauds without posing much risk to your safety