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

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