I was able to book, at the last minute, the last remaining cabin on Dawn Princess' 15 night cruise from Sydney to PNG and back, departing June 23rd. As usual it was a great cruise with many familiar faces among the staff, excellent service and great food. I had my regular tables to myself and the Maitre 'D and restaurant manager provided specially prepared, off-menu Italian or Indian dishes for me most evenings. The regular menu selections were very good too. The ship was sparkling inside after her recent refurbishment in Singapore.
|The bunker ship leaves just prior to departure from White Bay cruise ship terminal in Sydney harbour.|
|A good mate of mine from the old days, Captain Jim Dargaville is piloting us out.|
|Early morning fog in the Brisbane River as we arrive.|
|A great lunch in Brisbane with dear friends (L-R) Valerie, Charles, Kate, Brian and Rhonda.|
|Arrival at Alotau.|
|Due to the depth of water, the ship used her dynmic positioning system rather than anchoring off Kiriwina Island.|
|One of the ever obliging and cheerful Filipino bar staff.|