COVID-19 Safety Plan

Committed to keeping you safe on Sydney Harbour


Your health & safety remains our top priority. In keeping with the most recent government health orders, we are implementing the following measures on all our cruises:


Updated August 2022

COVID-19 Public Health Order and Restrictions

  • Vaccination: All customers and staff are welcome regardless of vaccination status
  • Physical distancing: Passenger capacity is capped in accordance with NSW Government restrictions as they apply
  • Face masks: Face masks are currently not required
  • Dancing: Dancing is currently permitted on all of our vessels
  • Check-in: QR codes are provided for check-in, however, it is currently not a requirement

For more information on the Public Health Order and COVID-19 rules, visit:



To keep you safe, we will continue to take the following measures

  • Increased hygiene: All vessels are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before, after and during your cruise. We have increased frequency of cleaning and sanitising of high-use surfaces. We have also implemented regular cleaning and sanitising of toilets throughout the duration of cruises. Our crew appreciates your patience as they momentarily close restrooms to clean and sanitise for your comfort and safety 
  • Service: Our friendly staff are there to assist anyone at the buffet if you prefer to avoid handling utensils
  • Table-by-table: During buffet service, guests are seated and invited table-by-table to avoid excessive crowding 
  • Safety-wear: Food and beverage service staff wear protective gloves throughout service
  • Allocated seating: Unless stated otherwise, we provide allocated seating with each group to a table (or tables). Unless absolutely necessary, shared tables are avoided. 
  • Effective sanitisation: All cutlery, crockery and glassware aboard our vessels are washed at high temperatures, using commercial dishwashers and disinfecting agents
  • Individual place settings: Cutlery and crockery is set per person and not shared
  • Sanitising stations: Touch-free hand sanitising stations are available on all vessels
  • Staff health checks: Vagabond Cruises staff are required to declare their health and travel status prior to each shift
  • Keeping informed: Vagabond Cruises remains committed to keeping up to date with the latest on COVID-19 and will continue to act in accordance with state and federal advice and directives
  • Signage: Signage displaying social distancing, passenger traffic control measures and hygiene reminders are displayed throughout our vessels.


In addition to the above processes, we remind you to please practice good personal hygiene and healthy lifestyle habits. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends the following hygiene and other measures to reduce the general risk of infections:

  • Wash hands: Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap for 20 seconds and use hand sanitiser
  • Flex an elbow: Cough or sneeze into a flexed elbow or tissue - throw tissue away immediately and wash or sanitise hands
  • Don't touch: Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay safe: Avoid close contact with anyone who has cold and flu-like symptoms
  • Keep a distance: Keep a recommended distance of 1 meter from others during social interactions
  • Sick? Stay home: If you display any cold and flu-like symptoms, please stay home


If you have been overseas within the last 14 days or in close contact with any confirmed COVID-19 cases, you should be self-isolating and seeking medical assessment. This is a directive from the Australian Government.

If you are unable to attend your cruise due to Government restrictions, because you are located or have recently visited a known hotspot

or have been in close contact with a confirmed case, please email our team at info@vagabond.com.au

To view our cancellation policy, please see our terms and conditions