Sunday, 6 January 2013

Celebrity Solstice (December 2012) - Post 3



Late afternoon departure for Auckland.

Just prior to our departure from Tauranga, I was privileged to be given a personal tour of the bridge by the ship's very congenial master, Captain Costas Nestoroudis.

Isabella, from the Pursers' staff escorted me to the bridge.

Looking aft from the port bridge wing.
. . . and from the starboard.
Captain Nestoroudis and me.
Auckland - Jan 4th. - End of the cruise.

Auckland skyline reflecting on the solar-panelled glass roof of the enclosed pool area. 
Housekeeping on the ship was excellent.
All fast at Princes Wharf.
The cruise terminal was very busy with approximately 3200 passengers disembarking with a similar number embarking a few hours later for the return cruise.


  1. Nice photos, Tim. I suppose the positive experiences of the cruise outweighed the negative ones.

  2. Great shots! I especially liked those of the bridge.