Imagine spending Valentine's Day next month aboard a ship with your loved one staring at the stars while sailing off the beautiful shores of Mozambique.
Not only would this be the most memorable event to last a lifetime for both of you, but your partner will forever be indebted to you for providing the most romantic experience in his or her life.
Now stop imagining and start living. You and your partner or friends could join the 1460 other guests headed for Bazaruto Island from February 12 to 16.
The holiday atmosphere starts the moment you step aboard the MS Melody where there is something to entertain you every minute of the day or night.
You can try your hand at some of the many activities including deck quoits, shuffleboard, table tennis or volleyball, or you can just sit back and relax with a drink and watch the waves pass you by.
After lunch, leave the kids at the creche and go shopping at the duty-free boutiques, enjoy a short siesta or take in a movie.
As the sun sets get ready to enjoy the delectable cuisine on offer followed by comedy or cabaret shows. For the night owls there is a disco where you can dance until the early hours or you can pay a visit to the casino for a date with Lady Luck.
This ship is a floating five-star hotel. It boasts six bars, a jogging track, a beauty salon, a children's play room, a library, a gym, two Olympic-size swimming pools and several restaurants.
The internationally acclaimed chefs on board prepare a wide variety of continental and traditional Italian dishes along with traditional South African fare and also cater for vegetarian or other dietary requirements if advised of this before the cruise.
For lovers of good wine there is a selection of popular South African wines and Italian classics. And if you are a Charles Glass fan, no need to panic, you will get your lager.
One doesn't have to stress about cost because the price includes all meals, high tea and a sumptuous midnight buffet.
And, if informed on time, for that special occasion the chefs will prepare a surprise cake for the table - one of the most popular events on board are weddings with the captain performing the ceremony.
To book for Sowetan's Star Light cruise and sail away on board the Melody, in the company of the Sowetan's editor and readers this Valentine's Day, from R2825 a person sharing, contact Star- light Cruises on 011-807-5111.