Holland America Line's Volendam also regularly spends our summers cruising between Australia and New Zealand.
The private yacht, Seawolf, was built in 1956 in the Netherlands as a harbour tug.
Friends of mine, Judy and John Bone, also aboard for the Christmas cruise, were invited onto the bridge by the Captain for the Auckland departure. John is the President of the World Ship Society - Victoria branch.
9th. January - Arrival in Melbourne
Various pics from around the ship
The 'Adults Only' pool at the stern of the ship.
View from the basketball court inside the funnel casing.
Two of the wonderful bar staff, Elaine from Brazil and Nedtaya from the Philippines.
A gingerbread village displayed in the Atrium.
Carols in the Atrium on Christmas morning.
This snowfall was designed by the ship's production staff. The 'snow' is actually made from a compound similar to soap.
I was pleased to be invited to a luncheon with the senior officers for the 40 most travelled Princess Cruises passengers aboard.
At my permanent table with my excellent Senior Waiter Sandra, from Thailand and the also excellent Maitre d'Hotel Jose from Portugal.The dining room service I received was superb.