Having spent the morning doing our DIY 4 hour walking tour of Brisbane city, we enjoy a relaxing lunch back on board the Carribean of the Seas before finding two banana lounge chairs by the pool in the “Spa” area. Continue reading
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). Continue reading
There were two sessions of the headline act in the Aurora Theatre tonight. The show is called “The Aussie Boys” and we go to the 8:45pm show, after our usual excellent dinner in the Cascades Dining Room. Continue reading
We have a full day at sea today which means lots of activities going on around the ship. Every night a ship newsletter called the “Cruise Compass” is delivered to our room which details all of the activities and times for the next day so that you can plan your day and the activities you might like to do…its kind of like the cruise ship bible. I pointed out a seminar called “How to Look 10 Years Younger Today” which was being held at the Radiance Day Spa. Alex helpfully suggested I should go twice…hmmm. Continue reading
Departing Melbourne for Sydney today, we headed off from home at 9:00am for our 11:30am Qantas flight to Sydney. We gave some final instructions to Meow Meow (the cat) and explained to him (for the fourth time) that we will be away, to use his cat door and to drink lots of water….(and before you call the RSPCA…we do have a neighbour feeding him in case he doesn’t manage to make it inside for his indoor food bowl). he’ll be fine…we think… Continue reading
Alex and I are finishing work for the year and heading off on our Royal Carribean Radiance of the Seas cruise.
We have an 11:30am flight with our pre-paid $83 parking booked in.
We need a selection of day time and night time clothes for the cruise (including a suit for Alex) so our usual skimpy backpack (for the cheaper airline’s usual 7kg limit) has been swapped for a propper suitcase which allows a 23kg limit.
Dinner most nights will be in the dining room which requires something more than shorts and tee shirt.
Alex is looking forward to the trip as a big cruise ship is a new experience for him and he is hoping that the fact he can’t swim won’ t be an issue.
Was it so wrong of me to make him watch Titanic?[showmyads]
For the next Royal Carribean Cruise post see Departing Melbourne for Sydney to board our Royal Carribean Cruise
Did I sleep at all last night? I just kept replaying different aspects of yesterdays’ ride in my head over and over. I felt sick at the thought of ever having to get back on that motorbike. It was not even the thought of riding the bike, just managing to exit the car park of the hotel in the morning. Continue reading