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2019 - Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific cruise on the Sea Princess

Blog - Aug 2019 to Oct 2019

2018 - World Cruise on the Sea Princess
Blog - Jun 2018 to Sept 2018
  • Segment #1: Brisbane to Dubai - 19 Days
  • Segment #2: Dubai to London - 30 Days
  • Segment #3: London to New York - 20 Days
  • Segment #4: New York to Brisbane - 37 Days
2017 - Cherry Blossom cruise (a.k.a. China - Japan cruise)
Cherry Blossom cruise
Blog - March 2017 to April 2017
2016 - World Cruise on the Sea Princess   Sea Princess entering Sydney harbour - 28 Aug 2016
Blog - May 2016 to Aug 2016
  • Segment #1: Sydney to Dubai – 20 Days
  • Segment #2: Dubai to London – 35 Days
  • Segment #3: London to New York – 11 Days
  • Segment #4: New York to Sydney – 38 Days
  • Home Leg: Sydney to Brisbane – 2 Days
2015 - Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific cruise on the Sun Princess Samoa - 21 July 2015
Blog - Jul. 2015 to Aug. 2015
2014 - South East Asia on the MV Voyager  Sihanoukville - 01 March 2014
Blog - Feb. 2014 to Mar. 2014
  • Leg #1 Treasures of Asia
  • Leg #2 Colours of the Indian Ocean
2012 - Caribbean cruise on the MV Voyager Montego Bay - 04 Jan 2013
Blog (by Lyn) - Nov 2012 to Jan 2013
Photos (by David and Lyn)
  • Leg #1 Voyage to the Caribbean
  • Leg #2 Caribbean Gems
  • Leg #3 A Tapestry of Central America
2011 – Far East cruise on the MV Discovery Shanghai - 08 Jan 2012
Blog (by David) - Dec 2011 to Feb 2012
Photos (by David)
  • Leg #1 Treasures of the Orient and Vietnam
  • Leg #2 Empires of the Sun
  • Leg #3 South East Asia and Australia
2010 - Caribbean cruise on the MV Discovery Chichen Itza - 21 Dec. 2010
Blog (by David) - Nov 2010 to Jan 2011 
Photos (by David) 
  • Leg #1 Discovery of the New World
  • Leg #2 Colonial Trails of the Caribbean
  • Leg #3 Tales of the Old Spanish Main
2010 – Paris D'Orsay - 17 Jan. 2010
Blog (by David) - Jan 2010
Photos (by David)
2009 - Grand Voyage of Discovery from Mumbai (India) to London on the MV Discovery
Blog (by David) - Mar 2009 to May 2009 Baalbek, Lebanon - 17 April 2009
Photos (by David)
  • Leg #1 India and The Persian Gulf
  • Leg #2 Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean
  • Leg #3 Black Sea, Turkey and Greek Isles
  • Leg #4 European - mainly the Mediterranean
Amamoor Lodge - various years 
(including photography weekends)
Amamoor - 28 Dec. 2013
Blogs: Various
Photos: Amamoor Lodge B&BAmamoor birds
Brisbane, Australia

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Saturday, 05 Oct. 2019

Home to Brisbane!

Arrival was at the Multi-purpose Grain Terminal, located at the mouth of the Brisbane River on Fishermans Island. This is directly opposite the new cruise terminal (currenly under construction).

Grain terminal  Location of the new cruise terminal



  Queensland  Brisbane

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At Sea

Friday, 04 Oct. 2019

Last day at sea for this cruise, travelling from Sydney to Brisbane, Australia.






Thanks to everyone (friends and crew) onboard the Sea Princess for another wonderful holiday. On reflection, some highlights included:






We cruised a total of 21,647 km at an average speed of 33 km/h. Some onboard highlights:

  • The company of old and new friends
  • Our daily ukulele jams, concluding with a Tribute to the Beatles concert in the Atrium
  • Playing chess most sea days – some very intense
  • Being looked after by the wonderful staff and crew
  • The production shows
  • The excellent food. We brought our own wine – much better quality and considerably cheaper, even after $15 per bottle corkage.





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Sydney, Australia

Thursday, 03 Oct. 2019


We arrived to a beautiful sunny day in Sydney and once again arranged to meet our good friends Lynnie and Glenn.


We enjoyed a ferry ride to Manly followed by a few drinks and lunch at the sailing club. Thanks guys for another fun day.




Australia  NSW  Sydney

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At Sea

01 - 02 Oct. 2019

Two days "Crossing the Ditch" (aka Tasman Sea) from the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia. External video: Princess Cruises explains 'Across the Ditch!'.

Tuesday - 01 Oct. 2019

Tonight was the crew parade and balloon drop in the atrium. Always lovely to see the crew being recognised for all their hard work.


Wednesday - 02 Oct. 2019

Just before Auckland the Entertainment Director (Stu) asked if we would like to do a ukulele concert in the atrium. We only had three sea days to practice our Tribute to The Beatles. A few players had only starting playing on this cruise, so it was a challenge for them.


The concert was great and we were recognised for our efforts with a couple of gifts ... the ship's plaque (which is rarely given to passengers) and a Stanley bear. Thanks Stu and Captain Ruggero ... we were thrilled to receive these special gifts.

The full concert (27 minutes):

Songs from the concert (PDF 414KB)

All photos

Tasman sea
The Tasman Sea is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand. It measures about 2,000 km across and about 2,800 km from north to south. The sea was named after the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, who was the first recorded European to encounter New Zealand and Tasmania.
Source: Wikipedia

Princess Cruises explains 'Across the Ditch!' 

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