We have booked what looks like our dream cruise. Next April we're cruising from Sydney to Honolulu. I'm curious if anyone has taken this cruise, or a similar one, and can give me an idea of what to expect when we arrive in Sydney. We've never sailed from anywhere but the US. How long to get through customs? Shuttle or taxi to a hotel - are they easy to come by? And please, some suggestions for hotels in Sydney. Or any other hints for the couple of days we'll be there prior to sailing. Any help is very much appreciated.