Category Archives: Australia

More from Darwin, Australia

March 13, 2017 Today we return to our “home away from home”, the Oceania Insignia.  We watched it come into the harbor from our hotel room this morning!  Funny feeling as we usually don’t get that view! 40-60 ships come … Continue reading

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Darwin, Australia

March 12, 2017 Our tour of Darwin today is scheduled for 12:15, so we enjoyed a nice breakfast at the hotel – late.  They also had one of the juicers with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables available to make … Continue reading

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Darwin and Kakadu National Park

March 11, 2017 We flew into Darwin yesterday and checked into the Hilton.  In fact, I checked in from our transfer in the Alice Springs airport.  Love these apps.  I even selected our room using the app. We met a … Continue reading

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Ayers Rock (Uluru), Australia

March 8 and 9, 2017 We were up very early yesterday to catch our flight from Brisbane to Ayers Rock, the flight was at 6:30 so we needed to get up at about 4:30.  We saw the sun rise over … Continue reading

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Byron Bay and Brisbane, Australia

March 7, 2017 After our evening in Byron Bay last night, we were serenaded by the beautiful lorikeet birds who are very loud as they land in the Norfolk Island pines outside our hotel. ¬†They are beautiful green and orange … Continue reading

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Brisbane, Australia and Byron Bay

March 6, 2017 Today we disembarked the ship for our one week in Australia.  First, we needed to be checked out by the Australian immigration authorities – and I do mean checked out. They went through every item in our … Continue reading

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Sydney, Australia

March 4, 2017 We were advised by our cruise director, Leslie, that we would greet Sydney with the “white jacket/white robe breakfast”.  The Around the World passengers received white jackets so we chose to wear those to breakfast and then … Continue reading

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Eden, Australia 

March 3, 2017 Our port today is Eden, the world’s third deepest natural harbor.  We are anchored off shore and took the tender in to the wharf.  The bay we are anchored in is called Twofold Bay.  It is a … Continue reading

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