Sydney Cruise Terminal
Sydney cruise terminal is located in the center of the main tourist city in Australia. It is one of two cruise terminals, which are now offering their services at the port of Sydney. Photos of the Sydney port terminal can be found in this section.
Cruise terminal in Sydney is, probably, the busiest in the Southern hemisphere. Almost all round the world cruises visit this port, which is known for one of the most famous tourist symbols of the world the Sydney Opera. Tourists do not need even to hire a guide: the terminal is located just opposite the famous building.
Sydney is depicted on millions of photos around the world. A considerable part was made from the cruise ships. It is believed that the view, which opens from the ship, is one of the most breathtaking panoramas of the urban environment. Today only a few ports in the world such as New York, San Francisco, Rio and Vancouver can compete with the port of Sydney in beauty.
The terminal of Sydney is a seething anthill. Numerous cafes and bars of the terminal are full of people. Every five minutes small boats and water taxis depart from the terminal on a trip along the Sydney harbor. Ferries are another means of transport, which, along with cruise ships, forms water transportation landscape.
Dozens of skyscrapers stand near the terminal piers. They are the embodiment of the Australian capitalist gloss, the shop window of the country's prosperity. Few luxury hotel brands ignore Sydney. On the waterfront near the terminal compete with each other in height hotel skyscrapers of Four Season and Hyatt. Their mighty facades screen other smaller hotels.
Those, who want to visit something else in addition to the terminal neighborhood, first of all should see another Sydney attraction oceanarium, which is located in 20 minute walk near the Darling Harbour terminal.
Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.