Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dawn Princess (2011/2012) - Post 2

 18th. December and 5th. January - Port Chalmers (for Dunedin), New Zealand

 On our 18th. December call, Celebrity Cruise Line's cruise ship Celebrity Century was already alongside.

 A containership on the other berth during our 5th. January call.

  19th. December and 4th. January - Akaroa, New Zealand

  Going ashore in a ship's tender

 Lyttelton Harbour pilot Captain John Rendle. John is an old mate of mine from my Blue Star Line days when we sailed together in m.v. Canterbury Star in 1975. John was 2nd. Officer while I was a Deck Cadet. John and his partner Gail drove over to Akaroa from Lyttelton to join me for lunch ashore.

 Coincidentally, the day after my friends Peter and Alison Stacey were aboard for lunch, Peter appeared on the ship's outdoor screen in an episode of Ships to New Zealand. Captain Peter Stacey, Wellington Harbour pilot is seen above (right) while piloting Holland America Line's Prinsendam, several years ago.


  1. Wonderful shots, and in most the colours are just amazing. Love the azures, blue-greens and blues of the sea.

  2. These beautiful photos show why you enjoy cruising so much. I liked a lot the portrait shot of Captain Rendle, it is full of character.