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by Anthea Lau (subscribe)
A sensual bon vivant who apparently has a flair for art and style. Originally from Hong Kong, studying and enjoying life in Sydney. More posts and photos at
Published November 17th 2011
Eager for an unusual night out experience, I took advantage of the opportunity presented by Starship Sydney without a second thought, and embarked on my first-ever cruise trip in Sydney.

Starship Sydney is a fusion of light and glass, and an amazing piece of work completed by a group of talented marine and commercial architects. The body of the cruise displays clean modern lines and built with huge glass windows throughout that guarantees unobstructed views.

The vessel was comprised of three main levels the main dining area, Starship lounge, and the bridge deck. Since the night was especially catered for promotional deals, regrettably only the lounge and bridge deck was at service. As I ventured upstairs to the lounge, I peaked through the glass walls to get a view of the main deck, where the room was constructed with wooden materials and warm beige tones. Having it set up with formal dining seats and buffet tables with a dance floor in the centre extending from one end to another, it provides a great venue for formal functions and events.

Moving up to the Starship lounge, the interiors certainly vary from the main deck. The modern ambience and contemporary design has a funky twist with an interesting glass void viewing into the main deck area. A small bar was set up at one end, serving free complementary drinks upon customers' arrival. Again, the entire level was surrounded by opening glass doors for the visual enjoyment of enchanting night views.

The uppermost level is the roofless bridge deck that comes with ample open spaces, featuring a 360 degree viewing of delightful sights situated on both sides of the harbour. The vessel drove back and forth from the substantial Sydney Harbour Bridge, which shall not be missed. Despite that it started to drizzle at the end of the night, we were blessed with a nice, breezy weather during most of the time.

Buffet-style Asian cuisine was offered in the lounge. One major downside was that people actually have to queue up to get food and choices were limited to very few selections of dim sums and stir fried noodles. Nevertheless, I was satisfied with my purchase of the "experience"; everyone was enjoying their time in the happy surroundings of music, laughters, and the beautiful sea.

As the night goes by, the DJ started to pump up music for entertainment. People joined into a crowd, dancing next to the void in the middle of the room. There were energetic young couples and loving old couples, high-spirited tourists and glamorous ladies trotting in heels and slinky dresses, yet the eclectic mix blends in so well together.

Apparently, there is another level below the main deck used as a VIP room for special customers a personal space for relaxation and mini get-away from the buzz on other levels. The room is equipped with plasma screens, sound systems, a small kitchen and storage.

Although the catering of food was below satisfactory, the night out above the sea was somewhat fun and different. If you are in for a treat for special occasions, I believe Starship Sydney will serve the purpose, as well as I am convinced that a much better version of catering menu would be presented at the normal price of a trip. Board on King Street Wharf 4, and set yourselves on an glamorous journey in a starry night.

If your wish to inquire more about Starship Sydney, please contract them by
Phone: 61 2 9279 3433
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Why? A special away-from-land experience
Where: King Street Wharf 4, Lime Street, Sydney NSW 2000
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This cruise sounds like a luxurious experience I want to try.
by RC (score: 3|1221) 1065 days ago
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