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.
Our Best December Deals for Showboat Christmas Party Cruises
Sydney during December is indeed a wonderful time to visit as the weather is warm and pleasant, perfect for outdoor ventures. This is also the time when we are all pumped up for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you’re wondering how to celebrate the upcoming celebrations in the city, our cruises could be a perfect choice for you! However, before you choose a cruise, here are some things you should know before you book with us.
About Showboat Cruises
The Showboat, which began cruising the Australian waters in 1987, is a vision come true—of rekindling the 19th century romance and nostalgia. Today, it has become an icon of Sydney Harbour, offering spectacular cruise dining experiences to its guests. Sydney Showboats is a flagship vessel, an authentic paddlewheeler, which is owned and run by Australian Cruise Group. This is a luxury vessel with a theatrical layout with elements of sophistication, glamour and luxury. Till date, we have served more than 7 million happy customers and counting. This Christmas season, get aboard the Showboat for one of the best Sydney Harbour dinner cruise experiences with your loved ones.
Book Online and Save $5
Cruising on Sydney Harbour might be considered a luxury, but there are plenty of value-for-money options that anyone would be interested in. From sightseeing and dining cruises to spectacular event cruises, we cater to local, national and international guests at affordable prices. Come December, we have an exciting offer for selected cruises including our Christmas party cruises, Christmas Day cruises and Boxing Day cruises. Avail a $5 discount per head if you’re booking online. If you’re looking for an exclusive party experience for the upcoming Christmas, choose from our amazing range of cruising Christmas party venues in Sydney Harbour and save big! This is especially a wonderful choice for those looking to celebrate the season with a group as you can avail an additional 5% discount on the booking for groups of 10 or more.
Why Choose the Showboat Christmas Party Cruise?
Sydneysiders love the Christmas season. But not in the typical sense. During December, we see the onset of summer in Sydney and there is hardly any snow or cold weather. But that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the occasion in our own unique ways. The Showboat Christmas party cruise is perfect for those of you who would like to have a memorable party experience with your loved ones. Sydney Showboats offer two fantastic options—Showboat Christmas party lunch cruise and Showboat Christmas party dinner cruise. Both the cruises offer entertainment on board, making them a must-do Xmas-time experience whilst in the city. While the lunch cruise includes a live performance by the Rhythm band on board, the dinner cruise offers a 1-hour cabaret show performed by a talented all-Australian cast of dancers, singers and follies. The theatrical and pillarless layout of the vessel promises each guest on board unobstructed views of the show from their seats. We often see a great demand for our cruise during the weekends. However, if you make a booking mid-week, such as a Wednesday or a Thursday in particular, the chances are higher that you can enjoy the same experience at a much lesser price. We also offer amazing beverage packages consisting of an eclectic selection of beers, wines and spirits, all served from a fully licensed bar. The menus served on board—a chef selection buffet for lunch and a 3-course seated and served menu for dinner—are all freshly prepared by our in-house chefs at our galley. You can relish the dishes and drinks with the splendid views and the performances on stage on board our one and only Showboat paddlewheeler.
You can make a 20% deposit to block the seats and pay the rest later.
*The above mentioned offers for Sydney Showboat Christmas party cruises are valid only till December 2021.