Silver Shadow sailing out of Sydney in January 2006.

Cruise Collection guests enjoy the sailaway party on board.

First stop Eden and a wonderful seafood meal at Wheelers Oyster Farm.

Wine tasting at Sticks Vineyard in the Yarra Valley.

Champagne tasting at Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley.

We enjoyed an amazing meal at Chateau Yering along with a cooking demonstration.

On Kangaroo Island we did a cheese tasting at Kangaroo Island Cheeses before lunch at Sunset Winery - cooked by local chef Marion Chambers.

In Adelaide we travelled to McLaren Vale for lunch at D'arenburg Winery.

In Albany we travelled to the Mount Barker area for a magnificent lunch of local marron, oysters, mussels and prawns.

With wine and cheese tastings at Howard Park and Plantagenet Wineries.

In Tasmania we headed to the Tamar Valley and lunched at Strathlynn Winery hosted by Pipers Brook head winemaker.

I look forward to welcoming you on our 2011 Food and Wine Cruise around Australia on Silver Shadow

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