Sunday, 22 April 2012

Testing water on Sydney cruise


IT IS cruising's equivalent of sticking a big toe in the water - a sampler to see if life on the water is right for you.

Preparing to board my cruise ship on Sydney Harbour on a clear autumn afternoon, all the good things about cruising come to mind: unpack once, water views everywhere, sail-away party, interesting stops, spectacular scenery, great food, friendly fellow passengers, on-board entertainment, no taxi hassles at night's end ...

But on this mini-cruise there are a few differences to a full-blown blue-water cruise no need for a passport, for starters, because on this weekend jaunt we will not even pass through the Sydney Heads.

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