Lifestyle Travel

Leaving Sydney and its luxury hotels

Leaving town, with Sydney's skyline in the background

Leaving town, with Sydney’s skyline in the background

The format of cruises, at least on Silversea, is the same. You board in the afternoon on the day of departure, and have a lifeboat drill.  You check the fellow passengers up and down – who looks interesting?  By quirk of fate you never seem to meet up, at this point, with those who later become THE most interesting, say an Indian movie star – watch this space. As Silver Shadow sailed past Sydney CBD, the sun was still shining at 6.30pm and many gathered on the ninth deck – MY deck, my running deck – to toast the voyage.