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Cruise Embarkation

Saturday, 25 January 2014

View 2014-01 Pacific Islands on greynomadm's travel map.

Today's the day, up at 0430, quick breakfast and head off to Queanbeyan. Almost exactly two hours later we arrive at No1 Daughter's house where we're welcomed with hugs kisses and a mug of coffee for me. Sat around and chatted for half an hour or so and then we were ferried to the Canberra Coach Terminal where we became part of an amazing crowd of people headed for Sydney. Four coach loads and by all accounts there had been an equal number at 0700 and 0800.

Arrived at Central Station right on schedule at 1230. Found a taxi and within 15 minutes we were at the ship's side where the queue snaked out almost 100 meters. When it started to move we were quite quickly checked in, through 'Border Protection' the security scan and aboard the ship before 1345.
Up to Deck 14 for lunch and back to the cabin to unpack the cases. Sat through another emergency drill in the Wheelhouse bar and then on deck to watch the 'sail away'. Sydney was rather dull and grey as we left and headed out to the Corral Sea. It wasn't long before the ship started to toss and roll a bit.

Our dinning room is on Deck 5 and we have a table for 2. That's not a bad sized table and certainly my preference. The Menu was varied and the service excellent. After dinner we made our way to the Theatre where the Cruise Director introduced himself and his staff. This was followed by a short and amazing taste of the talent of Comedian Magician Adam Dean. We will certainly make every effort to see his complete show in two days time.

Back to the cabin to write up this text and then off to bed. I'll have to establish my Internet account and if it doesn't work tonight I'll get it posted tomorrow.

This link should take you to today's image on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-01-25

More tomorrow as we sail towards The Isle of Pines - a slight deviation from the published itinerary.

Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 20:18 Archived in Australia

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You didn't mention your special VIP treatment - sheesh!!!

Glad that check in etc was good. Our preferred table size is just enough for us as well - perhaps it's hereditary?

by DrTard

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