This quay is historic because the earliest British convicts aboard the First Fleet land here in 1788. Today, it is the most coveted cruise ship terminal in Sydney: the Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) at Circular Quay. Passengers can disembark and immediately explore the city’s most scenic and popular waterfront plus the Central Business District. An alternative for smaller ships is the White Bay Cruise Terminal on Wharf 5 at Darling Harbour. Each year, Sydney welcomes over a half million cruise passengers.