Monday, 17 October 2011

Sun Princess (2011) - Post 1

In mid-September I made a last minute booking for the Brisbane - Hong Kong leg (18 days) of a 42 day round trip Asian cruise aboard Sun Princess. It was an excellent cruise with great food and service and a congenial, mostly late middle-aged Australian crowd on board. I enjoyed it so much that  I wanted to stay for the entire cruise, back to Brisbane, but as my China visa had expired I could not extend beyond Hong Kong.

    The flight back from Hong Kong to Melbourne via Adelaide was aboard a brand new Cathay
    Pacific A330 and was very comfortable, also with great service.

September 21st - Embarkation - Brisbane

    Traffic at Melbourne Airport prior to my lunchtime flight to Brisbane.

    Antarctic supply vessel Aurora Australis in Brisbane drydock.

    Taking down the dress flags prior to departure.

     Sunset over the Brisbane River.

                                Starboard bridge-wing console.    

                                Brisbane sea pilot and ship's Staff Captain.

     Well-wishers seeing the ship off at Brisbane's Portside Cruise Ship Terminal.


  1. Beautiful photos! My fave is the first one!

  2. Fantastic Tim...makes me want to go again..your pictures are excellent as always