Cruise to close during Overseas Passenger Terminal overhaul
Sydney’s landmark harbourside venue Cruise will close its doors from this weekend until February 2015, as the Overseas Passenger Terminal redevelopment gathers pace.
Cruise’s last day of trading will be this Saturday 14 June. From Sunday, the venue will be closed until completion of the Sydney Ports Corporation’s $22 million OPT overhaul next year.
The 13-year-old bar and restaurant will return in the terminal with a brand new image to suit the upgraded facility.
Cruise’s owner, Chris Cheung, said “We have retained our lease at the OPT and we’re excited about being part of this world-class new development. The revamped terminal will be an impressive new ‘grand entrance’ to the city for the hundreds of thousands of visitors arriving by sea, and we look forward to reopening there with a fresh look and feel for Cruise.”
He added: “While the closure is at short notice and this is out of our control, we appreciate that the sooner the redevelopment work gets underway, the quicker we can re-launch and resume taking care of our valued guests. We thank them for their patience while the work is carried out and look forward to welcoming them again on our return.”
Cruise has been operating at Circular Quay since 2001 and is a firm favourite with Sydney locals as well as tourists for high quality, innovative food and drink, attentive service and dazzling harbour views.
The three-level venue is a sought-after wedding location and has hosted headline parties for Sydney’s biggest events, such as Australian Fashion Week, New Year’s Eve and currently, Vivid Sydney. Recent celebrity revelers at Cruise’s Vivid Belvedere BEATS pop-up bar include Hollywood A-lister Gerard Butler and The Face’s Cheyenne Tozzi.
While the parties will be on pause for a few months, they’re certain to return in glittering style next year when Cruise takes centre stage in one of Sydney’s most exciting new developments.
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