Monday, 2 April 2012

Sun Princess (2009)

On 12th. January 2009 I embarked aboard Sun Princess for an 11 day cruise to the South Pacific (Noumea, Vila and Lifou) returning to Melbourne on 24th. January. As usual, it was a most enjoyable cruise with the dining room food and service being the highlight.

Passing an inbound ship while sailing from Melbourne.

My cabin.
My ever cheerful cabin steward.
The after pool, spas and bar.

The midships pools and spas.
This sun deck at the top of the ship has now been converted into an adults only area called "The Sanctuary".
A typical day at sea in the South Pacfic.
The after entrance to the crew accomodation.

Noumea - 16th. January

The Noumea pilot boards.

Approaching Noumea harbour.

Approaching the berth in the outer harbour.
(L-R) The officer of the watch, the captain, the staff captain and the Noumea pilot.
Crew boat drill in Noumea harbour.
A Pacific island trading vessel sailing.
Departure Noumea - the forward mooring deck.
Looking up at the starboard bridge wing.
Swinging off the berth.

Shipping in Noumea harbour.

Vila - 18th. January

Approaching the berth.
Pat Tehan, a friend of mine and Grandmother of my godson, Luke (L - front).
Alongside at Vila.

The P&O rising sun symbol on the bow.
The ship's atrium.

Two of the lounges.

Sunset at sea in the tropics.

Lifou - 21st. January

Ship's tenders ferrying passengers ashore.
On a tender.

On the jetty.

Heading back to the ship.

Bridge controls, at sea.
Early morning arrival back in Melbourne on 24th. January.


  1. How I wish someday we could do boat cruising love these photos. I think your cabin steward is a Filipino he just had this beautiful smile! ^_^

    You are invited to post your water photos here Water World Wednesday

  2. A great series of shots, illustrating wonderfully your cruise. It's great to have a photographic record like this to preserve the memories.

  3. something I only dream of, because the man I married says he will be bored on a boat.