Here are some of the cruise ships that are coming to Sydney during 2019 that Shire Shuttle Bus will be servicing!
- Carnival Spirit Carnival Spirit is operating out of the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney on a weekly basis as of April 2019. Carnival Spirit is the lead ship of the Spirit class of cruise ships and is operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival Spirit was built in Helsinki and entered service in April 2001. The ship’s gross tonnage is 88,500 GT, and travels at 22 knots. It can fit 2124 passengers and 961 crew members. From 2001 to 2012, the port city of registry was Panama City. From 2012, the ship was registered in Valetta, Malta. As of 2012, the ship is based in Sydney and regularly sails to New Caledonia, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu. In the past, Carnival Spirit has travelled to Alaska, Los Angeles and the Hawaiian Islands.
- Pacific Explorer Pacific Explorer is operating out of the Overseas Passenger Terminal and White Bay Terminal in Sydney on a weekly basis as of April 2019. Pacific Explorer, formerly known as Dawn Princess, is operated by P&O Cruises. The ship was launched as Dawn Princess in 1997 and changed name to Pacific Explorer in 2017. As of 2017, the ship has been registered in the UK. The ship’s gross tonnage is 77,441 GT and carries a maximum of 1,998 passengers and 924 crew members. Regularly sails to Fiji, New Zealand and other Pacific destinations The Pacific Explorer/Dawn Princess has been based primarily in Australia since 2008.
- Majestic Princess Majestic Princess is next due in Sydney on the 17th of September at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. Majestic Princess is a Royal class cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises. Built in Monfalcone, Italy. The ship was launched in 2015. The ship is currently registered in the UK. Gross tonnage is 144, 216 GT. Its full seating capacity is 3560 passengers and 1346 crew members. Majestic Princess regularly undertakes cruises from Sydney to the Pacific.
- Radiance of the Seas Radiance of the Seas is next due in Sydney on the 18th of April at the Overseas Terminal. Cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean. The ship has been registered in The Bahamas since 2002. The ship was launched in 2000 and had its maiden voyage in April 2001. The ship weighs 99,000 GT and travels at 25 knots. During the southern summer, Radiance of the Seas visits Sydney and takes people to New Zealand, the Caribbean and Alaska
- Carnival Splendour The Carnival Splendour has never visited Sydney and is due for its first visit in December 2019, and will operate from Sydney for a year. The Carnival Splendour is the only ship of the Splendour Class. The Carnival Splendour was built in Italy and entered service in 2008. It is currently registered in Panama. The ship’s gross tonnage is 113,300 GT and can carry 3012 passengers and 1150 crew members. The Carnival Splendour has travelled around the Americas in its eleven years of service, such as around South America, the Caribbean, and places around the United States including the coast of California and New York
- Ovation of the Seas Ovation of the Seas regularly travels to Sydney during the southern summer and operated out of the Overseas Passenger Terminal during late 2018/early 2019 Ovation of the seas is a cruise ship belonging to the Quantum class. It is the equal ninth largest cruise ship in existence and the largest to ever operate out of Sydney on a regular basis. Ovation’s gross tonnage is 168,666 GT and can carry 4,900 passengers. The ship was built in 2015 and was launched in 2016. It was built by German shipyard Meyer Werft and its current port of registry is Nassau, Bahamas. In the past, Ovation of the Seas has taken cruises from the UK to China, from Washington to Alaska, and has also visited the Philippines.