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.
Australia day delights on board Sydney’s favourite cruise!
Australia Day celebration marks the beginning of British rule in the country with the landing by Captain Arthur Phillip at Port Jackson back in 1788. The early settlers celebrated colonisation and for many years it was celebrated in just NSW until 1994 when the day was officially recognised as a public holiday countrywide. Hence, celebrations are ought to be the grandest where it all began and Sydney being the capital of NSW witnesses the biggest celebration on this day.
The harbour city’s celebrations are incomplete without the ‘harbour’ involved. Starting with Ferrython at 11:00am to the annual regatta at 2:00pm, Sydney Harbour is packed with wonderful events for the day. The Sydney Harbour itself is one of the most stunning sights in Australia and with toppings of decorated vessels and colourful rifles on the sky, a view like this is not what you stumble upon anywhere else. But what better than being a part of these events aboard an Australia Day lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, especially the popular glamorous paddlewheeler, the Showboat!
Step onto a world of yesteryear’s beauty & charm aboard a 3.5-hour Australia Day buffet lunch cruise aboard the Sydney Showboat. Witness the amazing events including the popular Ferrython, the Tall Ships race, aerial displays and flyovers with Showboat’s seal on the best views possible from the large wrap-around balconies and expansive outer decks. Cheer on your favourite ferry as they race down from the harbour to Fort Denison and back to the finish line under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. See the 21 Gun Salute to Australia in the middle of the harbour followed by the aerial display from the Australian Air Force. A new addition to the events is the Tug and Yacht Ballet, a dazzling choreographed display of tug boats and flotilla of yachts, all adorned with colorful decorations. Join in the colour and fun of Harbour Parade as Sydney’s most iconic vessels will line up to parade around the harbour, showcasing their Australia Day spirit to the crowds. Applaud for the impressive fleet of historic vessels on a Tall Ships Race as they make their way up the harbour and finish under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. End the celebrations by being a part of the world’s oldest continuously conducted annual sailing regatta hosted by traditional and classic yachts from around the nation, some even up to a century old! But no celebration is uncut without savouring on a tasty palette and Showboat leaves you full to bursting with freshly prepared deluxe buffet including entrees and desserts. Afterall, watching the tall ships and other vessels race, from an authentic paddlewheeler is an enthralling feeling in itself!
As day moves into night and Sydney wears a blanket of velvety darkness, Australia Day Showboat dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour gets ready to show you alive with luminous brilliance, its iconic attractions and the wonderful fireworks, all made better by the visual extravaganza with 1-hour live cabaret show performed by an all-Australian cast! The gourmet three-course dinner complemented by premium beverages are sure to add a dash of excitement to your evening.