Friday, November 15, 2013

Cruise Day 1 - 4 - At Sea

Day 1 - After a boarding and checking our bags had arrived at our room, where we were excited to find out that our cabin steward was a lovely lady we had on our 2nd cruise!  Then we headed to the Lido deck to enjoy the Sail Away party celebrations  and ran into our waiter also from the 2nd cruise - it was like a reunion LOL  We had lunch, then had the first (of many) cocktails to start the celebrations :)

We sat up in The Dome and enjoyed the scenery as we sailed out of Brisbane and along the coast. 

Then it was time for a pre-dinner cocktail and listen to a band, before heading to dinner in the formal dining room.  After dinner we saw the "Welcome Aboard" show and listened to another band efore heading to bed.

Day 2 - A delicious breakfast, a wander around the top deck and then we spent a lazy day reading / relaxing in the Dome.  Lunch, then we went to the Marquee for "Guardian of the Reef" pilot's anecdotes and a PNG history lecture - both very interesting. A bit more relaxing, then it was time to get dressed in our cocktail attire for professional photos.  A pre-dinner cocktails / listen to a band before dinner in the formal dining room.  After dinner we headed back to the bar to hear some more live music, then to the Dome to see "Majority Rules" game show and Sit Down Comedy - Demo Simis.  We came back to the cabin to find this very relaxed looking towel animal on our bed LOL

Day 3 - Our first port of call was supposed to be Townsville, but there was a change to the itnerary and we were going to Magnetic Island instead.  We got up early and had breakfast then packed our snorkel gear ready.  Once we got there it was decided that the sea was too rough and dangerous to tender over to the island, so we set sail earlier than planned to PNG. 

We enjoyed a delicious lunch, then went to the Marquee to watch "The Great Gatsby" - wonderful movie!  I headed off to a quilling class.  More pre-dinner drinks / live band and then dinner in the formal dining room. 

Snails were on the menu and I was looking forward to trying them - they were served out of their shells and cooked in a Parmesan cheese flavour - they were delicious!!

After dinner we headed to the Marquee to watch the feature show - comedian Mike Harris.   We headed to the Dome for the 50's & 60's sock hop party.

Day 4 - Breakfast, then another day reading / relaxing in The Dome.  We had lunch then we went to see the hilarious "Liar's Club" game show, then wandered around looking at various classes / demonstrations and enjoying the sun deck.  We watched the Pacific Cirque show "Transformation" in the Atrium, before going to dinner in the formal dining room. 

After dinner we went to the Marquee to watch "Please don't stop the music" feature show. 





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