Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Other Half

Been a while between posts.........again. I never did get back to post on each New Zealand port, never mind they were all good. But I have just paid a deposit for half next year's World Cruise,yay! Well nearly half, last time I went to Dover and this time I leave from New York and sail to Sydney. I could have started this time on Dover but decided with the money "saved" on starting in NY I can have a few days pre sailing there to look around. While I would be more than happy to visit London/England again, best to keep trying new places first.

Though if you ever did read my last blog I never thought I'd get to travel again and since then have cruised to NZ and have a Solar Eclipse cruise up the QLD coast and over to New Caledonia in November, this time with Holland America (all the others are Princess). And then my new "Half the World" in July 2013 for 38 days. Solar Eclipse is with Di and Louise same as NZ and Half World is by myself (first time solo)

Did think about starting a whole new blog but the title of this one fits nicely. I am very happy to be doing the Panama Canal as it completes my 2 canals :)

Shall list the ports another time and also will give my view on HAL cruise on the Oosterdam in November, I have an aft cabin with a balcony which is pretty exciting as when doing laps of the Promenade on Princess we would always stop at the back and watch the wake or walk to the back on deck 11 and do the same......

Nice to remember those things on such a wet cold wintery day here at home.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 2012

Well there you go, I haven't looked at this blog in quite a while and I see that last time I was here I was counting down my New Zealand cruise. And wasn't it a wonderful cruise. The Sea Princess is just about identical to the Dawn so I felt very comfortable as soon as i boarded. In fact when I caught up to my sister and Louise in the Horizon Court for lunch after boarding I sat there, looked around and said "Yep I feel like I'm home!"
I had decided for the NZ cruise I wouldn't blog, I just wanted to get on and enjoy the ship and ports and not plan anything. Although I did plan a trip to the Thermal things in Rotorua, otherwise we just got off and went with the flow. I'll do the ports and pics in the next week or three..................
I must be used to missing ports because we missed Napier due to bad weather and all I could think was, gee another excuse to return to NZ on a cruise!
After getting home I thought that would be cruising for me as I didn't know anyone who would be cruising again, and I'm still not sure I'd do it alone, but never say never. When lo and behold my sister sends me a text asking what I think of a cruise to see the Solar Eclipse next November and before you know it, we have booked that cruise for Nov this year. Back on the Dawn and looking forward to another 11 days of bliss.
I'm still checking on the Princess website for what the have coming up......there is a 90 day Med cruise from Sydney to Sydney in 2013, but unless I win the lottery or save until 2020 or so, that will be a dream :)