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Welcome to New Zealand! First Stop: Picton and the Marlborough Wine Region.
Welcome to New Zealand! First Stop: Picton and the Marlborough Wine Region.

Welcome to New Zealand! First Stop: Picton and the Marlborough Wine Region.

After 3 very rough days at sea on our crossing from Sydney thru the Tasman Sea, we arrived at our first port of call, Picton New Zealand. As our cabin was located in the very aft of our ship, the…

Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!
Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!

Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!

After traveling around Australia for the last 3 weeks, it was time to say goodbye to Sydney and board the Majestic Princess for a 9 night repositioning cruise to Auckland, with several stops in New Zealand along the way. We…

Day Trip to Manly Beach!
Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Steve (DOS) and I took a day trip to Manly Beach on a Monday morning during our stay in Sydney. We honestly didn’t know what to expect, but I figured most people were just heading to the beach! Wow, was…

Touring the Sydney Opera House!
Touring the Sydney Opera House!

Touring the Sydney Opera House!

G’day Mate! Welcome to Sydney and our guided tour of the Sydney Opera House! We will also be touring around a bit on our own to the surrounding areas at the Circular Quay Marina and Rocks area located close-by here,…

Qantas Flight from Perth to Sydney!
Qantas Flight from Perth to Sydney!

Qantas Flight from Perth to Sydney!

After spending three wonderful days in Perth, Steve (DOS) and I flew cross-country across Australia via QANTAS Airways from Perth to Sydney. We first said bye to our friends Michael and Tracey at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth where we…

Koala Bears, Kangaroos, Beaches and Kings Park around Perth
Koala Bears, Kangaroos, Beaches and Kings Park around Perth

Koala Bears, Kangaroos, Beaches and Kings Park around Perth

We had yet another fun-filled and busy day on our last day in Perth, once again touring around with our Perth friends Michael and Tracey, and our Adelaide friends Manuela and Jenny. After having breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Perth…

Touring Perth and The Swan Valley
Touring Perth and The Swan Valley

Touring Perth and The Swan Valley

On our second day in Perth, we met our new friends Tracey and Michael at our hotel, the Hyatt Regency Perth, for breakfast. Tracy and Michael are friends with Manuela, and we quickly all got along well. As we were…

Three Nights in Perth! Arrival Day One!
Three Nights in Perth!  Arrival Day One!

Three Nights in Perth! Arrival Day One!

We arrived into Fremantle, the gateway port for Perth, on a Wednesday after taking the five night repositioning cruise on P&O Australia’s Pacific Explorer from Adelaide. Our friends Manuela and Jenny from Adelaide had sailed with us to Perth, and…

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!
Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

After spending three days in Adelaide, Steve (DOS) and I headed to the port of Adelaide for our five night repositioning cruise to Perth, Western Australia. Our Adelaide friends Manuela and Jenny were traveling with us on the cruise, and…