Sydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales and Australia's largest and oldest city (founded in 1788). In terms of area, it is the largest city in the southern hemisphere. Sydney is also Australia's most visited tourist destination. Sydney is a significant global and domestic tourist destination and is regularly declared to be one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world, admired for its harbour, beautiful coastline, warm and pleasant climate and cosmopolitan culture.
Whether you are looking for a short weekend break, or a trip of a lifetime, a cruise from Sydney is hard to beat. I can't imagine a better way to begin a cruise than to hear the ship's horn sound as we pull away from Sydney's Circular Quay; slowly our cruise ship swings around, the bow nudges past the Opera House as her stern back perilously close to the Harbour Bridge before steaming off down the harbour, through the heads and out to sea. What a way to begin a holiday!