The cruise passenger terminal at White Bay has hosted a number of arrivals and departures since it opened in April with few problems for local residents on either side of the bay. Most of us enjoy seeing the ship arrive about 7am and leave about 4pm on the same day, with no real noise or disruption. Carnival Australia, which represents many of the cruise lines, has a Carnival Good Neighbour Policy.
Occasionally, however, when there are mechanical issues to attend to, a ship arrives very early, and some residents are disturbed by the noise. If you experience this, or have other enquiries, you can email Sydney Ports.