At Shire Shuttle Bus, one of our main specialties is providing quality group transport to Sydney’s two main cruise terminals, the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay and White Bay Terminal, Rozelle.
Here are some of the main cruise lines who frequently arrive at Sydney’s cruise terminals, and some information regarding their characteristics and where they stand in the market place.
- P&O Cruises Australia: P&O Cruises was established in England in 1837, making it the world’s oldest cruise line. P&O’s Australian subsidiary began operations in 1932. P&O Australia currently operate three of the main ships that serve the ports in Sydney, the Pacific Dawn, Pacific Aria and Pacific Explorer. In the overall market, P&O Cruises are well known and very popular among many different markets.
- Carnival Cruises: Carnival Cruises was founded in 1972 in Florida. Carnival is currently the world’s largest cruise line, with the greatest amount of annual revenue and passengers served. In 2018, Carnival was estimated to hold an 8.9% share of the cruise industry and received 22% of all passengers. Carnival Cruises are very popular amongst young party-goers and with younger families. They are considered the “father of the fun ship fleet”
- Royal Caribbean: Royal Caribbean was established in 1968 and are the most “innovative” cruise line. Royal Caribbean operate several different classes of ships, and under their operation is the Oasis class, featuring the largest cruise ship in existence today, the Symphony of the Seas. Royal Caribbean received the “Best Cruise Line Overall” award in 2016 from Travel Weekly. As of 2008, Royal Caribbean held 22% of the market share in cruise operation. Royal Caribbean operate in ports all over the world, in Asia, America, Europe and Oceania including Sydney.
- Cunard Line: Cunard was established in 1840 in England and was originally a transatlantic mail service, operating between Britain and the United States.