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Vivid Sydney 2024 Cruises: Experience The Festival on Sydney Harbour
For Sydneysiders, winter is not a season, it’s a celebration. Vivid Sydney is the biggest festival of lights in the Southern Hemisphere, with the creative essence of the city displayed through cutting-edge technology and art. Truly a euphoric event, this festival of lights, music ideas and more, brings together people from all over the world, setting the city ablaze for 23 days!
Australian Cruise Group is now an official participant in the Vivid Sydney 2024 Local Business Program. Our flagship vessels will light up in unison with the city’s high-rise buildings and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, creating a colourful and coordinated display of Vivid Lights.
The Cruise Experience
Get away from the crowd and into the thick of Vivid festivities with the harbour’s ever popular Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruises. What’s more, you get to enjoy a unique waterfront dining experience set against the backdrop of spectacular Vivid light displays.
There’s no better vantage point than a Vivid Sydney Cruise to take in exceptional views of the illuminated harbour, the Lighting of the Opera House Sails, the scintillating projections on the Harbour Bridge and more! Not to mention, the light installations of Circular Quay, The Rocks, Barangaroo and Luna Park that grace the harbourfront.
Treat yourself to this Vivid Lights cruising experience complemented by good food and refreshing drinks to complete the evening. 
Variety of Vivid Cruises
Being in the forefront of harbour cruising since 1987, we offer a wide range of Vivid cruise packages that cater to every budget. The relaxing Vivid Dinner Cruise with mouth-watering food and drinks, the Showboat experience with a live cabaret show, Early and Late cruises simply for the Vivid views, a 3-hour Art Decko Dinner Cruise on an authentic paddlewheeler, and a whole lot more.
Vivid Light on Sydney Harbour
A new Vivid event, numerous cruise operators participate and get their vessels in sync with the festival theme with brilliant light technology. Ferries, boats and cruises become part of a co-ordinated display as they cruise down the harbour, embracing the very spirit of Vivid Sydney.
Lighting of The Sails
Every year the iconic Sydney Opera House connects with Sydneysiders by transforming into a visually striking work of art that is simply a feast for your eyes. This year, the cultural icon of Australia will come to life with the help of First Nation artists, with a complex painting that depicts the Parnngurr community.
Circular Quay & The Rocks
One of the busiest centres in the city, Circular Quay is one of the go-to destinations for Sydneysiders—a vibrant crossroad where ferries, cruises, trains and buses bring people from all over the city to work and play. The Quay and The Rocks are stars of Vivid Sydney with light installations and other displays draped on its iconic structures. No better place to witness the harbour turn into a great canvas for the best light show in Australia.
Home of the glittering Crown Sydney, you will find installations here that will transform the region into a rainbow of light and energy, including the Wulugul Walk.

Vivid Sydney Clearview Glass Boat Dinner Cruise

Experience Vivid Sydney from the Clearview, Sydney’s newest glass boat! Delectable menu & exclusive ambience!

Duration 3hr

From $160 $194

Vivid Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise

Combine Vivid Sydney lights with a Showboat dinner cruise and enjoy a truly spectacular night!

Duration 3hr

From $150 $204

Vivid Lights Glass Boat Cruise (Mezzanine Bar Lounge)

Witness Vivid Sydney 2023 transform the harbour and its attractions into luminous art installations from the mezzanine level of the Clearview.

Duration 3hr

From $85 $95

Vivid Lights Magistic EARLY Harbour Cruise

Enjoy Vivid Festival and lit-up harbour attractions at its best aboard a budget-friendly sightseeing cruise.

Duration 1hr 45min

From $59 $65

Vivid Lights Magistic LATE Harbour Cruise

Experience the annual festivity of lights and music on a spacious fully air-conditioned vessel.

Duration 2hr

From $59 $65

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