Embarking Day!

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October 28, 2015

Boarding Time! – Golden Princess

Today our cruise begins.  We couldn’t get over how great it was to literally walk across the street to our port!  We got up, had a leisurely breakfast at Starbucks, did a little people watching, and then it was time to check out of our hotel and walk over to the ship.  Because we are Platinum members, we were able to board early and explore the ship until our room was ready.  We were in the Caribe Suite – which was an amazing room.  We had a lovely view of the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House from our balcony too.  Our suite was at the very back of the ship!

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At Starbucks – watching folks heading to work. To the left is the overpass we walk under to go to the harbor.


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There she is! We passed folks that were disembarking.

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Waiting in the terminal lounge – getting excited!

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Beautiful flower arrangement in our suite.

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Ahh – our balcony and our lounge chairs. We enjoyed many relaxing hours gazing out to sea, and reading on those!

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The other side of our balcony – table and 4 chairs…it was so nice and roomy!

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Aww they left us a pretty rose in the bathroom!

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A nice shower AND a spa tub!

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Desk area in the bedroom and the entrance to our bathroom…to the left is the door to our walk-in closet!

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Tada! Such a nice big roomy suite!

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The entrance hall – and our wet-bar and desk.

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Couch area – where we could watch TV or plan the next day’s activities.

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Time for ‘Sail Away’ so we headed up top for the best views.

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Downtown Sydney from the deck of the Golden Princess

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Buh-bye Sydney – till next time!

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Had to get a selfie in front of the Opera house!

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Nice view of the Opera House as we sailed by.


And off we go toward Melbourne!  We have two days at sea before we arrive.  We didn’t take many photos while we were relaxing at sea, so we’ll skip to our arrival in Melbourne….

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Back on our balcony – watching Sydney fade in the distance

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Moonlight from our balcony….it was very pretty.


On to the next day!