kmm44, What did you do with your 2 days in Sydney? We will actually be there 3 days (1 on the ship and 2 in a hotel). We had to stay the extra day in order to get a business class seat on our flight back, but that gives us more time to see the area. Any recommendations for how to split up our time? Would also like to hear from anyone else for suggestions. We are early 70's and get around very well. We are presently undecided as whether we should book our hotel near the airport or near the port. We will probably do most of our port area sight-seeing during our day on the ship. We will be in Sydney Dec 7-9.