Day 9 – At Sea, Scenic Cruise HMAS Sydney – May 30th

Scenic Cruise by HMAS Sydney – 16:00 to 17:00

Today is the first of 7 sea days between Fremantle and Colombo, but at 17:00 we will be stopping above the resting place of HMAS Sydney II to conduct a very well attended and moving memorial service. In addition to the memorial service, we also attended an excellent presentation by a retired RAN Commodore.

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Day 6 – At Sea – Wednesday 27th May 2015

Melbourne to Margaret River

Since about 17:00 last evening we have pounded, rocked and rolled our way across the stormy Great Australian Bight. No need for us to spend the day at Disneyland when we stop off in Los Angeles, on the way home, as we have just spent the last 30 hours on the equivalent of Disney’s most intense ride. At least that is Judi’s description, mine is more along the lines of rocking gently, just like a baby’s cradle.

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Day 3 – Melbourne – Sunday 24th May 2015

Alongside Melbourne – 08:00 to 17:00

Melbourne is our first of many ports of call, over the next three and a half months. We are planning to spend a few days in Melbourne post cruise, so today we embark on a tour, which includes a city drive and cruise along the Yarra River. Hopefully this tour will provide some idea of where we should visit post cruise. This post will focus on our day aboard the Sea Princess and I will create a separate post for the tour.


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Day 2 – At Sea – Saturday 23rd May 2015

Sydney to Melbourne

Our first of many sea days, on this 104-day voyage of a lifetime. It is 11 years since we have sailed on Dawn Princess, a sister to the Sea Princess, so today is an excellent opportunity to re-learn this class of ship and establish a routine for the many sea days ahead. Read on for a narrative of our daily activities and the initial photographs.

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