Destination NSW and Port Authority of NSW has released an updated comprehensive cruise guide including new products and experiences in each of the state’s nine port destinations.
Titled Cruise Sydney & New South Wales – Along the Blue Highway, the guide was showcased at Seatrade Cruise Global in Florida, the world’s largest cruise industry trade event. It also provides updated port parameters and infrastructure, making it an essential resource for the cruise sector.
Destination NSW CEO Steve Cox remarked that cruising had never been more important for the state’s visitor economy. He said: “Cruise Sydney & New South Wales – Along the Blue Highway is a fresh and up-to-date resource that will help sell NSW as one of the world’s best cruise destinations for years to come.
“As we continue to work towards our goal of NSW being the premier visitor economy of Asia-Pacific, Destination NSW is committed to investing in industry resources that help shine a bright light on NSW shore experiences to potential passengers.”
Philip Holliday, CEO, Port Authority of NSW, commented that one million passengers were expected to pass through Sydney cruise terminals in the 2022-23 financial year, with visitation rates in NSW approaching pre-pandemic figures at a faster rate than expected.
“Sydney is among one of the most sought-after destinations worldwide for cruising. The provision of cruise ships with locally-sourced produce and the 9,000 jobs the sector creates will see long-lasting benefits for NSW, so it’s fantastic to have this updated guide as a key industry resource,” added Holliday.