Monday February 15
I was awake at the crack of dawn! In a few hours we’ll be on board the Sinfonia. It felt a bit unreal …
There is a beach cafe with the most amazing freshly prepared, mostly organic food. They are very environmentally aware and serve meals in eco-friendly containers. We had a great breakfast watching the early morning joggers and surfers. What a delightful way to start the day!
The friendly driver, employed by the apartments, took us to Durban Port and dropped us off at the passenger terminal.
We avoided the long queues and by 10h30 we were looking at Durban harbour, enjoying a cold drink on DeBussy Deck 11.
Michelle and I fell in love with the cabin the moment we stepped into it and knew we were going to have a great time.
We sailed just after 14h00 and it was great fun to stand on the balcony and watch a helicopter lift the pilot from the ship once we were safely out of the harbor.
Tuesday February 16
I enjoyed my first cup of coffee on the balcony and decided I could quite happily get used to this life 🙂
After a late breakfast we were ferried to the Portuguese Island by 80-seater rubber duck. We spent a few leisurely hours on the island, watching people play and having a good time.
It was very hot and after lunch we couldn’t wait to get back to the air-conditioned comfort of the Sinfonia.
Wednesday February 17
There are 13 decks in total and they are all named after famous composers. Our cabin was on Deck 12 called Bizet Deck.
Champagne and canapes were an extra treat late in the afternoon and, as I stood on the balcony sipping champagne, I knew I could easily live this life!
After another magnificent dinner we went to see “Romeo & Guilietta” in the Teatro San Carlo – the performers were superb and it was the perfect end to a perfect day!
Thursday 18 & Friday 19 February
Thursday was spent relaxing, eating (what else) and enjoying our last day on the Sinfonia. All too soon it was time to pack …
For the last leg of our journey we took the bus to King Shaka airport and then a flight home.
Although it wasn’t a long cruise, it was so enjoyable and I’m very thankful that I got to spend my 58th birthday with my daughter on a magnificent cruise ship like the Sinfonia.