It’s been 30 years since Sydney Showboats first made an appearance on the harbour… and what an exciting journey it’s been! Let’s raise our glasses to 30 Years of Spectacular Cruising & 6 Million Happy Guests who’ve enjoyed the ‘Life is a Cabaret’ experience!
What began as a dream in the mind of a 13-yr-old lolly boy is now touted to be the ultimate dining and entertainment cruise – a must-do attraction on Sydney Harbour!
“What’s all the fuss about?” you may ask. If you think it’s just a show on a boat with a dinner to boot, you couldn’t be more wrong. That just about scratches the surface of the marvel that is Sydney Showboats!
Words don’t do justice to a spectacular dinner cruise on an authentic paddlewheeler, where you’re welcomed on board by glamorous showgirls, treated to a deluxe three-course dinner and regaled by talented dancers and a songstress. You simply have to experience it to believe it!
During its infancy, the Showboat started off with dinner cruises and entertainment acts that ranged from dances, songs, magic and burlesque acts.
Over time, people evolved, shows evolved and the need to keep pace with the times became more a necessity, than a luxury that could be ignored. The Showboats drew inspiration from Moulin Rouge and the Lido, and introduced an extravagant cabaret show that lent a whole new perspective to cruising and dining on Sydney Harbour!
In recent years as well, Showboats has embraced change but has still stayed true to its core principles. Refreshing changes have been infused into the experience in terms of costumes, music, choreographies and menus. But, despite the years that have passed, there has been no complacency and no compromise in passenger safety and comfort. The legendary Showboat ‘CAN DO’ attitude and ‘Service with a Smile’ still reigns supreme.
Having entertained over 6 million happy guests in 30 years is one of the greatest laurels that Sydney Showboats can boast of. This is also proof that it is headed in the right direction and doing the right things, yet fully accepting that there is always scope for improvement!
There have been over 9,000 performances of the spectacular ‘Voyage of Love’ and guests keep coming back for more! So why not give Sydney Showboats a burl and experience the magic first-hand?