Cruise series: Brisbane Australia (daytime)

morning arrival in Brisbane

morning arrival in Brisbane

The Cruise Compass (the ship’s newsletter) reminds us that “Today we are in Brisbane, Australia”

“Land ho” came at about 6:00am today, with the boat/ship/thing finally docking at Brisbane Port about 8:00am (ish).

 

 

We love our balcony.

our balcony view

our balcony view

We enjoy another lovely breakfast in the Cascades Dining Room and plan to get the shuttle bus (US$24 return) into Brisbane city, arriving in town about 10:00am. We figure we can spend a couple of hours looking around and be back on the ship by about 5:00pm.

We did arrive in Brisbane city at 10:00am.  We spent a total of 4 hours in Brisbane.  In our 4 hours we walked down the Queen Street Mall and stopped for a coffee…

Brisbane Mall for morning coffee

Brisbane Mall for morning coffee

continued through the Myer Centre, along Edward Street to Eagle Street Pier…

Eagle Street Pier and the Storey Bridge

Eagle Street Pier and the Storey Bridge

continued along the Brisbane River (esplanade), through the Botanic Gardens…

Botanic Gardens running adjacent the Brisbane River

Botanic Gardens running adjacent the Brisbane River

over the Goodwill Bridge…

Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane

Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane

and along Southbank, through the markets…

Southbank Markets, Brisbane

Southbank Markets, Brisbane

and past the Plough Inn, returning to the city centre by the Victoria Bridge.

We can also officially say that we went to the Brisbane Casino…we went in, were told the backpack had to be stored in a locker, couldn’t work our the locker, lost our dollar and left….grrrrrr.  You don’t even have to go into the Casino proper and they still manage to get money out of you!  The main reason I wanted to go into the Casino (not to gamble) is that it is located in the old Treasury Building and is quite lovely inside. I was just going to show Alex inside….honest!

We go back to the shuttle bus pickup spot to return us back to the boat and we arrive back at 2:30pm…as good a time as any for lunch.[showmyads]

For previous Royal Carribean Cruise post see Sydney to Brisbane (evening)
For next Royal Carribean Cruise post see Brisbane Australia (evening)