Let’s Cruise…

Boy, it’s been some time since I’ve been here… sorry everyone but life just got in the way and decided to keep me pretty busy but here I am back to share some more with everyone who reads this humble little blog of mine… and thank you to those who do read it, I hope you enjoy what you read… ☺

I just thought it was time for a cruise update since I have under 6 months now before I go on my first ever cruise from Adelaide, Australia to New Zealand and back to Adelaide for 17 nights on board the Golden Princess.

In the time I haven’t updated this blog, I’ve gotten a passport, paid for the travel insurance, planned shore excursions, and met more people online from several different forums who will be on the same cruise and have regular chats with them, I hope I get to meet them once we are on the ship.

During our last cruise season when it was here, which starts in October and goes until April, I’ve seen at our local ship terminal at Outer Harbour the Ovation of the Seas, the Queen Mary 2, Radiance of the Seas and a couple of P&O ships that do cruises in local waters.

When Radiance of the Seas visited, it being roughly the same size as the Golden Princess, I walked the length of the ship from the roadside next to where the terminal is situated and back again to take photos of the ship and to get an idea of her size from one end of the ship to the other. The other thing was I wanted to see her next to the terminal so I could get an idea of how big she is. It did give me a relatable reference for the size of the Golden Princess in my mind, even if Radiance of the Seas is a newer ship and a different cruise line altogether.

When the cruise season returns to South Australia in October, I hope to go see at the Outer Harbour Terminal these ships when they visit our shores Sun Princess, Voyager of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas (for a second time) and Radiance of the Seas (for a second time).

I haven’t been on a cruise yet but I think I’m already addicted to cruising!

Until next time

Kaye

Wow…

This afternoon I went to see the ship Queen Mary 2 while it was in port at Outer Harbour in Adelaide, South Australia on its 4 month around the world cruise which began in January.

I saw the coach loads of people returning to the ship after a day of sightseeing around my home town and I’m sure they enjoyed going to the beach, shopping in the city, going to the wineries in the north of the city, sightseeing in the Adelaide Hills and wherever else they went to and spent their day while on port and enjoy being on land before going back on the ship and enjoying more of their cruise.

I stayed until the Queen Mary 2 was setting sail again and while the ship was leaving the pier, the band could be heard playing Rod Stewart’s song, “I am sailing” which I couldn’t help but have a giggle at.

As the ship was heading out to the open sea, hidden from my view on a dock near the water, a group of people were standing there. From the ship, the Australians on board started the “Aussie Aussie Aussie oi oi oi” chant and the people standing on the dock joined in. That was a bit of fun, with an added, it can only happen in Australia.

The Queen Mary 2 blowing her horn 3 times was pretty awesome too as she is such a majestic looking ship. I would have loved to have been one of the people aboard her sailing even on a small leg of her journey just to say that I’ve sailed on her… one day… it’s on my bucket list anyway.

I love that more cruise ships are stopping at my home port as Adelaide, South Australia has something for everyone.

Enjoy the photos of Queen Mary 2

Until next time

Kaye

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Today a friend and I went to the Outer Harbour Cruise Terminal today as Ovation of the Seas is in port for its first voyage into Australian waters on its repositioning cruise from Singapore to Sydney as it stopped in Adelaide.

I think half of Adelaide came out to see this ship today as it is such a nice day weather wise and ships that come to Adelaide are such a big draw card. I’m happy that over the next few years more cruise ships will stop here in Adelaide.

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