Cruise boom leaves Sydney struggling to find new dock

A tourist looks at the Carnival Legend cruise ship docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney's Circular Quay on March 8, 2017.
A tourist looks at the Carnival Legend cruise ship docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney's Circular Quay on March 8, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

SYDNEY - Australia has been enjoying a cruise ship boom, with the total number of days spent in the country by cruise passengers soaring by about 30 per cent in the past two years to more than 3.5 million a year.

But the increased influx of cruise liners has created challenges for the country's most popular port, Sydney, where the two harbourside docks are struggling to keep up with the traffic.

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