Sydney (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news


East Coast USA and Canada New England

Local Time
11:02 16 Jan 2018

46.14202 N, -60.19319 W

  Port Map

Sydney, Canada is situated on the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island, north-eastern Nova Scotia. Cape Breton's craggy coast has been carved through the ages by the Northumberland Strait and the Atlantic Ocean. On this remote Nova Scotia isle, picturesque valleys and massive rolling hills still harbour Gaelic speaking descendants of Acadian French and Scottish settlers.

Sydney (Nova Scotia, Canada) cruise port

  • Located in a coal-producing region of great importance, Sydney is a major industrial area and a seaport on Sydney Harbour. The community, settled in early 1780s by United Empire Loyalists, is christened in honour of British statesman Thomas Townshend, Firstst Viscount Sydney. It served as Cape Breton Island's capital between 1784-1820, and then after the isle became part of Nova Scotia Province.
  • In 2016, a total of 99,370 cruise passengers visited Sydney AU, boosting the local economy with AUD 22,9 million. In January 2017 started the construction works on the Sydney Harbour's second cruise ship berth (read more in the terminal section below).
  • In 2017, cruise port Sydney NS had its biggest season ever. The number of scheduled cruise ship calls was 90 carrying over 135,000 passengers - or 67% increase over 2016. The port's projected budget was nearly 1/2 of its revenue - CAD 936,000 from passenger tax. The 2017 season started on April 30 with the Holland America Line's ship ms Veendam.

Highlights: Cape Breton Island

Sydney cruise terminal

On January 22, 2017, started the construction of Sydney Harbour's second cruise ship berth. Works on this AUD 20 million project are expected to take up to 18 months to complete. The second berth project was equally funded by the Canadian government's all three levels (federal, provincial and municipal).

The new berth has length of 287 m (942 ft) and will allow docking of larger ships in the harbour - like Cunard's RMS Queen Mary 2. The projections are for doubling the port's cruise business.

As part of the new project, upgrades will be also done to the existing Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

North Sydney Ferry Terminal (MARINE ATLANTIC)

North Sydney NS is located on the Sydney Harbour's northern side and along Cape Breton Island's eastern coast, North Sydney is a major Atlantic Canada ferry port, as well as the MARINE ATLANTIC service's western terminus that links the Trans-Canada Highway with Newfoundland Island (Port aux Basques and Argentia).

North Sydney Ferry Terminal has a new building (opened on June 3, 2015, project cost USD 20 million). Wi-Fi coverage is throughout and complimentary. On Floor 1 are located ticket counters, security offices, public washrooms, waiting hall with TVs (satellite reception), baggage area, gift shop, indoor kids play area, Info Centre, Atrium (lower level). On Floor 2 are located drivers lounge, quiet area, staff lounge, Atrium (upper level, with skylight), terminal administration and staff offices passenger-accessible outdoor / open-air terrace. Food service at the terminal is not available.

The Sydney cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

If you lose the Sydney location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Sydney cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
1 May, 2018
ms Veendam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
9 May, 2018
ms Veendam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
16 May, 2018
ms Maasdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
22 May, 2018
ms Maasdam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
29 May, 2018
ms Veendam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
30 May, 2018
ms Maasdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
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