Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Golden Princess - December 2018 - Post 1

On 17th. December I rejoined Golden Princess for Christmas / New Year cruises to Tasmania and New Zealand. We were very fortunate with the weather, smooth seas and sunny days throughout. The food and service on board were excellent, as always.


Wineglass Bay.

From my cabin.


A beautiful day in Hobart.
At Port Arthur.
Rounding Tasman Island.

A lovely evening on the Promenade Deck.


A sunny day in the Sounds.

RCL's Ovation of the Seas sailing from Port Chalmers.


Wellington, always a beautiful port of call in good weather.



Mt. Manganui - another favourite.



Viking Orion at Auckland.



Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Golden Princess - December 2018 - Post 2


Around the ship.

Christmas decorations in the Atrium.

A very good guitarist from the ship's entertainment staff.
More enjoyable music in the Wheelhouse Bar.
Each to their own, but how anyone finds this permanent graffiti appealing is beyond me.
The Maitre d', Carlos Da Rosa,  had a Portuguese speciality, bacalhau (cod) made for me.
I always get an authentic Indian meal made for me. With my excellent waiter Chatchai and Head Waiter Prashant.

With the ship's Master at the Most Travelled Passengers' lunch. I came in second with 704 Princess cruise days.
With good friends from several previous cruises, Terri and John.


Saturday, 10 November 2018

Golden Princess - October 2018 - Post 1

 On 22nd. October I flew to Sydney to join Golden Princess after her arrival from the US, for a repositioning voyage to Melbourne and a fourteen day cruise to the South Pacific and back. The weather was very good throughout and as usual, the food and service aboard were excellent.
 
 Departure Sydney.



Lots of people on deck for the Sydney sailaway. Many of the punters on this cruise and the next seemed to be more the 'P&O Australia' type of crowd.

Silly, directed dancing on deck is still popular with many.
A containership overtaking us on the way to Melbourne.

Moonlight from my cabin balcony.

Early morning berthing at Melbourne.
Beer tents setup on deck for the sailaway.
Departure Melbourne.
 Mare, New Caledonia.



Mystery Island, Vanuatu.




Breakfast on deck.
 Vila, Vanuatu.






Just before late afternoon departure, from the Skywalkers Lounge.