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Pre-cruise note:

  

The adventure begins Saturday, 31 August 2019 when we board the Sea Princess in Brisbane. The blog for the 2019 - Hawaii and South Pacific Cruise will be updated when we find free wi-fi and have a few spare moments. Please check regularly as multiple blogs might be uploaded on the same day. The same is true for all the photos from the trip.

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This adventure is expected to include:

  • 35 night cruise, with 21 nights at sea
  • Travelling over 21,000 km (more than half the distance around the earth at the equator)
  • Visiting 14 ports across 6 countries:
    • 5 ports in Hawaii (Princess Cruises video:- Four Islands, one cruise)
    • 3 ports in French Polynesia
    • 2 ports in New Zealand (including Bay of Islands - a new port for us)
    • 2 ports in Australia
    • Single stops in Fiji and American Samoa
  • Sailing on the Sea Princess operated by the Princess Cruises line (that's her above during a previous visit to Brisbane). With 2,016 passengers and 910 crew, the ship is 261m long by 32m wide and with 15 decks

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Our much anticipated Hawaii cruise has finally arrived. This time last year we were disembarking the Sea Princess following the most amazing world cruise.

  

We immediately felt at home and were impressed with the size of our cabin.

    

A lovely warm and sunny day set the tone for a beautiful sunset and sail away enjoyed with some old friends and new acquaintances.

  

Photos from Brisbane

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Index of our major Blogs and Photos
Summary - 2009 onwards  
   

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

Blog - Aug 2019 to Oct 2019
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2018 - World Cruise on the Sea Princess
Blog - Jun 2018 to Sept 2018
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  • 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
Photos
 
2016 - World Cruise on the Sea Princess   Sea Princess entering Sydney harbour - 28 Aug 2016
Blog - May 2016 to Aug 2016
Photos
  • 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
Photos
 
   
2014 - South East Asia on the MV Voyager  Sihanoukville - 01 March 2014
Blog - Feb. 2014 to Mar. 2014
Photos
  • 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
 
   
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Friday, 04 Oct. 2019

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

 

 

 

 

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