Sydney, Australia - 26th. January.
|My standard balcony cabin.|
|One of the things I like about Holland America ships is that most cabins have a bath in the bathroom.|
|Pacific Pearl raising her anchor to return to the berth we just sailed from. She spent Australia Day at anchor in Sydney harbour.|
|Early morning on deck.|
|The ship's twin funnels.|
Luganville, Vanuatu - 30th. January.
Vila, Vanuatu - 31st. January.
|The long serving Vila pilot vessel, now retired.|
Mystery Island, Vanuatu - 31st. January.
|Some of the cheerful and obliging Fillipino bar staff.|
Isle of Pines, New Caledonia - 1st. February.
Noumea, New Caledonia - 2nd. February.
|Amedee Island at the entrance to Noumea.|
|Danny and Steve, friends of mine from last year's QM2 cruise.|
|Chris, one of the ship's entertainers.|
|Danny on his balcony.|
Sydney, Australia - 6th. February.
|Morning arrival in Sydney harbour. Arrival had to be delayed until low tide so the ship could sail under the harbour bridge.|
|Celebrity Solstice at Circular Quay.|
|Old cargo wharves at Walsh Bay, now converted to apartments and shops.|
|Approaching the temporary cruise terminal at Barangaroo. A casino is being built here.|