Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Golden Princess - April 2017 - Post 5

The ship's Atrium.

Me enjoying a delicious glass of Chateau Neuf du Pape before dinner.

With bar waiter Sammy.
With good friend Phil Garvin.
With Liz, the Hotel General Manager's fiancee.
With Jules and Rui, the excellent Maitre d'.

Our fabulous waiters Mia and Daniel and head waiter Francisco.

In Skywalkers lounge with good friend Julianne Garvin.
With Skywalkers barman Harold.
More of the wonderful Skywalkers team, Magdalene, Arief, Sammy and (below) Roddelyn,
Bar supervisor Herra and barmaid Sherden.
With Jules, Phil and Vines (wine bar) barmen Horlicks and Gauresh.
Enjoying an excellent Italian dinner in Sabbatinis with Jules and Phil.

Sabbatinis waiter Armida.
A tropical deck party - a popular event but not quite my cup of tea.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Golden Princess - April 2017 - Post 1

I joined Golden Princess again on 19th. April 2017 for her repositioning to Sydney followed by a cruise to Fiji followed by another to Papua New Guinea, returning to Sydney, 30 days in all. As usual, the service throughout was excellent and the food aboard very good. An added pleasure was that my good friends from several previous cruises, Julianne and Phil were also aboard for the PNG cruise. A fabulous time.

Outbound in the Port Melbourne channel.

Golden Princess at anchor off Kiriwina Island.

I had this lovely cabin from Melbourne to Sydney

Early morning arrival in Sydney, 21st. April, from my balcony.
The obligatory photo of the harbour bridge.
A lovely day for a walk around The Rocks.

The ship at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
Early evening sailing for the South Pacific.

Admiralty House and Kirribilli House.

HMAS Sydney, shortly before being towed to WA for demolition,

Golden Princess - April 2017 - Post 2

I enjoyed this lovely suite for the Fiji cruise.

Arriving at Suva.

I went to the newly refurbished Grand Pacific hotel for lunch.
A delicious curry.
The ship at Suva.