I am hopeless at getting up early and we have to be up at some frightful hour in order to be ready for our 7:10am disembarkation from the Radiance of the Seas which means I manage to see sunrise as we pass through the heads into Sydney Harbour. Continue reading
Back on board the Radiance of the Seas after our busy last full day in Newcastle, I have time to get in some last minute reading on our private balcony before setting about the annoying task of packing. Continue reading
Lazy morning, late breakfast (and with a poolside BBQ lunch in just over 2 hours), coffee and some time taken to sit on the balcony and read.
I thought I would have loads of time to read and I brought “Gone with the Wind” to see me through the whole of the cruise… I am about 1/3 through and have no chance of finishing it now. Continue reading
The Radiance of the Seas arrives into Newcastle at 10:00am.
Although we dock in Newcastle Dockyard, we still need to get to the city centre by bus and … bonus for the passengers… we don’t even have to pay for the bus this time! The loading of passengers onto the buses seems to take forever and we are finally dropped into town at midday. Continue reading
Tonight we are starting to get sad, it is now the countdown to the end of the cruise. We have one full day in Newcastle tomorrow and our last meal in the dining room tomorrow night. So, for our second last meal of the cruise, we are certainly not disappointed with a delicious entree of creamed mushrooms on filo pastry and for main…Kangaroo (is it crazy to eat an animal significant enough to be incorporated into your national emblem?). Continue reading
Tonight is suggested formal wear for dinner so we put on our nice clothes and head to the dining room. Alex looks so respectable in his suit. With another lovely meal under our belts (literally) Alex gives a personal gratuity of US$30 to our Indian waiter Sakthmal and the head waiter also of US$30 to say thank you. Continue reading
Sunrise this morning was at 5:32am…missed that…blue sky everywhere today which immediately puts you in good spirits. Continue reading