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.
Reasons to Celebrate New Year In The Sunny City Of Sydney
New Year’s Eve celebration… sounds too boring and old-school? Here are some
reasons to go for a summery New Year’s Eve celebration in Sydney instead:
your chance to take part in one of the most renowned New Year celebrations in
the world. With its spectacular harbour, distinctive ‘coathanger style’ bridge
and iconic Sydney Opera House, Sydney is the perfect stage for an unforgettable
end-of-year party and is a magnet for international celebrities.
2. Join the
good-humoured crowds lining Sydney Harbour, and make new friends. You’ll have
plenty to choose from – more than a million people gather around the foreshore
each year in a spirit of cheerfulness and hope. The atmosphere is one you’ll
3. Hate crowds? Plan ahead and choose the viewing point that suits you best. They are located all round Sydney’s massive harbour, and many are free. If you prefer, book a place in an exclusive VIP area or on one of the boats offering Sydney New Year’s Eve cruises as part of the Harbour of Light Parade – get in quick to avoid disappointment.
worry about being part of such large crowds. Sydney New Year’s Eve is a
well-organised, safe and friendly event.
5. Make a
day of it. Long before its dark enough for fireworks; Sydney Harbour is the
dramatic setting for a host of activities. Previous years’ festivities have
included air displays, a sunset demonstration of fire-tug water cannons, and a
traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking ceremony, which use
eucalyptus smoke to “cleanse” the harbour of negative spirits.
6. As well
as being the focal point for the world’s favourite fireworks display, this year
the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be illuminated with full-length projections at
each end, showing photos, film clips and community service messaging and other
which fireworks display you want to see. The 9pm Family Fireworks allow young
children to be part of the festivities. Then, at the stroke of midnight,
accompanied by a countdown from a million voices, the Sydney skyline erupts
with its truly extraordinary fireworks extravaganza.
into the New Year’s Eve soundtrack – a list of melodious music, specially
produced to choreograph the fireworks.
the warm summer’s evening. New Year’s Eve falls in the Australian summer,
making it the ideal time to escape the Northern Hemisphere winter and see
Sydney at its best.
the most of your visit’s good timing: Sydney’s New Year’s Eve falls between two
milestones in the city’s calendar, Christmas and the Sydney Festival - a lively
arts and cultural festival which takes over the city each January. Add in the
traditional Boxing Day start to the world-famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and
there’s plenty to keep you entertained and intrigued.
Our favourite part: A stunning New Year’s Eve cruise on Sydney Harbour. To those who agree with us, Sydney NYE cruises are very popular and get sold out quite early on, so plan & book ahead! For the rest, check out some pictures of NYE 2018 & think again!