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Cruise Visits to Wollongong


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Our next cruise visits are:

  • Sunday 18th March 2018 – Explorer of the Seas


If you are interested in bringing Cruise Ships to Wollongong please contact Mark Sleigh on msleigh@wollongong.nsw.gov.au


If you would like to volunteer as a part of the Ambassador Program for cruise ship visits to Wollongong please click here to register your details

If your have any further enquiries about Cruise Wollongong or how to be involved on the cruise ship day visits email cruise@wollongong.nsw.gov.au.

Voyager of the Seas - Wollongong 27th December 2016

Voyager of the Seas


On Sunday 30 October 2016 the Royal Caribbean mega liner "Radiance of the Seas" made her maiden visit to Wollongong, bringing with her 2,400 visitors.

This was a great opportunity to showcase Wollongong to the world and we certainly turned it on!

All of the pictures from the day can be seen here:

#cruisewollongong - the best post of the day WON a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Destination Wollongong partnered with local agency LBPR to create a digital strategy for the lead-up to Radiance’s arrival to ensure that we collectively leverage the power of social media to tell the world about the maiden arrival of cruise ships in Wollongong, ultimately placing Wollongong on the map for future travellers. We created a series of social media tactics, such as hashtag creation, a local advocate campaign and a mission to ‘Break the Internet’ all form part of the overall digital strategy.

Wollongong  joined in an informal attempt to “Break the Internet” by posting as many photos and videos of Radiance’s arrival to social media using #cruisewollongong as possible on arrival day. One lucky poster won a cruise for two people on any Royal Caribbean ship 10 night or less ex. Sydney in 2017 to the value of $3000.

The winner was 11 year old Zoe Soulis with this amazing picture of the Radiance of the Seas arrival.

In the lead up to the big day we partnered with 'In the Loop Wollongong' to showcase several Facebook LIVE Streams. 100 days - Radiance of the Seas