Cruise series: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Like a sunrise...coming into Darling Harbour

Like a sunrise…coming into Darling Harbour

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

Cruise series: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (daytime)


Good morning Newcastle
Good morning Newcastle


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