Cruise ship ambassadors

Cruise ship ambassadors

Sydney thanks you

Our Sydney ambassadors welcomed thousands of passengers during the 2016/17 cruise ship season arriving in Sydney Harbour. Deputy Lord Mayor Kerryn Phelps joined City staff for morning tea at Sydney Town Hall to thank the volunteer ambassadors on Monday 6 March 2017.

Welcoming visitors to Sydney

Armed with maps, advice and great local knowledge, our team of more than 60 cruise ship ambassadors meet and greet international visitors at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay and White Bay Cruise Terminal at Rozelle.

The ambassadors greet the tens of thousands of passengers who arrive in Sydney each summer. During the 2016/17 summer season a record-breaking 336 ships arrived in Sydney Harbour.

The cruise sector makes a significant impact on the local economy, with passengers from each arriving ship spending approximately $2 million during their stay, benefiting the city's businesses and communities.

The ambassadors provide advice on all that the city has to offer such as Sydney's world class shops and restaurants, theatres, museums, galleries and tourist attractions.

And they had their work cut out for them when the biggest cruise ship ever to enter Sydney Harbour – Ovation of the Seas – carrying up to 5,000 passengers, sailed into Sydney 8 times during summer.

The ambassador program runs from October through to April, which is a joint project between the City of Sydney, Destination NSW and Sydney Ports.

We call for applications from volunteer ambassadors in the months leading up to the cruise season starting in October each year.

Last updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2017