NEW South Wales saw a record season this past summer, with 336 cruise calls, up from 311 calls in the previous season.
Other ports in the state are also seeing more cruise ships, with the first cruise ship to visit Port Kembla calling in late October, with three subsequent visits, according to a statement from the Port Authority of New South Wales.
Also, Port of Eden saw 14 cruise calls over the season, up from eight the previous year.
The NSW government is keen to keep these cruises coming, investing in facilities to ensure increasingly large cruise ships can continue to call at Sydney’s ports.
However, as the Overseas Passenger Terminal reaches capacity, the issue of where to berth ships too big to fit under the Harbour Bridge gains urgency.