Cruise series: Cairns to Newcastle (evening)

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

Cruise series: Cairns to Newcastle via Whitsunday Islands (evening)

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

Cruise series: Cairns, Queensland Australia (evening)

We are back on board the Radiance of the Seas at 4:30pm following our day exploring Cairns.  I spend some time when we get back actually catching up on some blogging and before I know it its 7:00pm and we need to think about dinner…what’s there to think about…so we get ready and make our way to the Cascades Dining Room for our usual 3 course dinner (and glass of red wine …of course). Continue reading