The Carnival Spirit cruise ship has docked in Port Kembla this morning to refuel.
The ship has no passengers and crew will not disembark.
Port Kembla has made some of its berths available to host cruise ships during the COVID-19 lockdown, to offer refuelling or providore services for the crew left on board.
A number of cruise ships have been anchored off the Wollongong coast or circling nearby since mid-March, when the Australian government announced its initial ban on cruise ships.
The Carnival Spirit, which was anchored off Austinmer, sailed into the port early on Saturday.
Later in the morning, small groups of families took the chance to get outdoors and watch the spectacle from Christie Drive in Port Kembla.
Seven-year-old Cooper Bailey, watching with his dad Rowan, was supposed to go on a cruise but instead took in the sight of the huge ship from the shore.
The ship is not one of the cruise liners which have reported positive COVID-19 tests among passengers or crew in NSW.
On Saturday, the deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly said 496 of Australia's COVID-19 cases had originated from cruise ships.
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