Friday, 13 July 2012

Dawn Princess (June 2012) - Post 1

I've just returned from 4 weeks aboard my 'holiday home', Dawn Princess. As the map above shows the cruise was to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. As always, the service on board the ship was excellent and the food was very good. The weather was mostly sunny and hot throughout. It was pleasing to see that, for the sake of the industry here, this cruise as well as the previous and subsequent cruises were totally booked out.

 14th. June - Departure Fremantle

  18th. June - Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

I had a very pleasant lunch (Nasi Goreng) at this restaurant in Kuta.

A bunker barge alongside, topping up fuel.

   21st. June -Port Kelang, Malaysia

Passing container berths along the Klang River.

A workforce accommodation barge moored alongside the cruise terminal.
This Dutch heavy lift ship was in Port Kelang loading massive tanks.
Some of the tanks to be loaded aboard the heavy lift ship.

A tug waiting to assist our night time departure.
 22nd. June -Penang, Malaysia

Approaching the Penang cruise terminal with SuperStar Libra already alongside. She operates 1 and 3 night cruises from Penang.

The staff captain directing mooring operations while the Penang pilot (behind) looks on.

During the morning SuperStar Libra had to move off her berth and anchor in the harbour to allow another local cruise ship to use the berth. Here she is returning to dock again at her berth.
Sailing from Penang.

Sunset over Penang.
 23rd. June -Langkawi, Malaysia

Some of the ship's crew on the wharf waiting for a shuttle bus to take them into the town.
A recyclable wedding photo - valid for any bride.
NCL's (owned by Star Cruises) Norwegian Dream has been laid up at Langkawi for several months while her fate is being decided.


  1. Yet another great cruise with some wonderful shots, Tim. I really love the Sunset over Penang.

  2. These are really beautiful photos, Tim.
    You have captured some very nice memories.