Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Sea Princess - May 2014 - Post 1

From May 25th until June 8th I was aboard Sea Princess for identical, back to back 7 day cruises from Brisbane to Noumea, Lifou, Vila and back to Brisbane. As usual the service (especially in the dining-room) was excellent and the food was very good. The ship, while in obvious need of a dry-dock externally and suffering some engine trouble, was spotless inside and very comfortable. I was especially pleased, on the first cruise, to encounter four friends from previous cruises also aboard.

Departure Brisbane

Sailing from the Portside terminal.

The Cairncross dry dock and lay-by berth. I left my final ship as a deck officer at this berth after a dry dock when Lake Eildon was handed over from ANL to QCL to become Cementco in August 1985.
The tug aft accompanying the ship downriver.

Heading downriver.
Container ships at Fisherman's Island.



Port side to on the second call. Definitely needs a repaint.
Great spot for lunch.

Afternoon sailing.

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