Day 39 – 12th February 2020, The Rocks Tour

Opera House from bottom of stairs

On completion of the Opera House Backstage Tour, we walked around Circular Quay to the historic “The Rocks”, where we enjoyed refreshments in a couple of pubs. Similar to the West Coast, the beer scene in Sydney has improved significantly since I docked at OPT in the late ’70s.

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Day 37 – 10th February, Arrival Sydney

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Approaching the Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

Wow!! the general consensus around the ship is we experienced a rough night last night, as many hardly got any sleep. Not me, turned the light out and was asleep in seconds, waking up about 05:00. The gentle rolling and shuddering just enhanced the sleep.

Having missed Melbourne, today we arrived in Sydney, a day early, to enjoy 3 days in this amazing city. Read on to enjoy the photos on entering one of my favourite ports world wide.

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Day 1 – All Aboard, Let the Adventure Begin – Friday 22nd May 2015

Blue duster flying from the sternAlongside Sydney

Finally, the wait is over and after 15 months of counting down the days, which changed to hours last night, we finally boarded the Sea Princess, our home for circumnavigating the globe during the next 104 nights, or 3 ½ months.

After the enjoyable pre-cruise dinner last evening, it was a long night for both of us, as we were like kids at Christmas, eagerly awaiting the pinnacle of this grand adventure. Suffice to say, neither of us got much sleep last night. For Judi, this is a new experience, as her previous longest cruises were 36 days on Diamond Princess and 35 days on Emerald Princess, so 104 days is a shade longer. However, for me this is a walk in the park, as back in my deep sea days I regularly completed 4 month voyages and even one of 9 months, but those days were just so many years ago.

Read on to find out how our first day went.

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