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.
The Southern Hemisphere experiences summer during the Christmas season, but celebrations are as good as any part of the world, even in the unconventional weather! Sydney, being one of the most celebrated city of Oceania, gets dolled up with its celebratory vibe and cheerful events adding to the fun of the festive season!
Numerous fun events, corporate soirées and mouth-watering fêtes are hosted at various venues in the harbour city to celebrate the joyous occasion, with Christmas Party cruises on Sydney Harbour being the most popular. Let’s find out some more!
Party The Sporty Way!
Be it Christmas, New Year or any other celebrations; Sydneysiders love playing their national sport! The breezy summer forces the crowd here to induce out with a bat & ball, making cricket an ineluctable element of Chrissie. The Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league and Big Bash League usually conduct a match on Christmas eve, gathering the entire city at the state capital cricket ground cheering their team together with the tunes of Christmas carols! A totally fun Christmas party idea… right?
No Festivities Without Beach Included!
With over one hundred beaches round the town, Sydneysiders find it difficult to skip the sea for any party! Snow fights are replaced with water fights and skivvys are compromised for more 'hot' clothes. Shores abode shindigs and waves play with surfer dudes and sometimes even a surfing Santa! If you can not spot one, keep an eye out for the Instagram hashtags – they will take you to the right place. Convene your friends for late night wine or hungover dinner at any of the beachfront restaurant, a perfect end to the Christmas Party!
The Best Season For Corporate Parties
When it comes to business affairs, corporate Christmas party ideas are a usually pop-up. Many restaurants, cruise operators and other Christmas party venues in Sydney come up with spectacular deals, including delightful feasts, cocktail gathering and luxury dining. Many Sydney Harbour Christmas Party cruises propose packages specially aimed at client entertaining. If you’re looking for terra firma, Dolton Houses is a popular choice, providing you with multiple options suitable for different party needs. If you’re looking for something more informal, take your clients or colleagues for a palate treat on any of the seaside restaurants on the harbour.
Step aboard the Sydney Showboat for a three-hour long dinner cruise and a night full of glitz & glam! Say hello to the glamorous Australian showgirls in shimmering costumes who will welcome you onboard. Relish on a delicious 3-course dinner with Christmas trimmings! Steal a glance of the amazing nightscapes of the Sydney Harbour as you pass the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House… and drum rolls! It’s time for ‘Voyage of Love’, a mind blowing, high energy cabaret show by talented Australian cast. The exuberant music and flamboyant acts are definite to hark you back to the time when cabaret was king!
But Home Is Where The Heart Is!
Waiting for the homecoming of your siblings.. decorating the walls and corners… preparing the nosh-up together..there’s nothing that feels better than a festive gathering at home! Sing in unison with your cousins, the ‘Six White Boomers’ because you know it’s too hot for Rudolph to be there. Gather your kids at the backyard to build a ‘sandman’. If you would like to follow the conventions, give him a carrot nose and a scarf; but don’t expect the nose to be there for long as birds might snaffle it away! Celebrations are definitely the best with family because home is where love resides and laughter never ends!