Thursday, February 11, 2016

2016 Grand World Voyage, Day 37, Sydney, Australia

Well, had another amazing day in Sydney....  Started off the day heading over to Manley Beach with Allan & Sandra.  I visited their condo and it was great, what a view....  right out to the beach.  We spent the day visiting and having a great lunch waterside and then, unfortunately I had to take the ferry back to Circular Quay.  It was a sad moment but I’ll see them again in 3 weeks when we arrive in Hong Kong.  That will be a very special day indeed...  along with Allan & Sandra, the Sisters (Ann & Cathy) arrive as well as Leslie & Handler.  It will be a great reunion.  Once back to the ship, things started getting pretty crazy...  We had a fantastic sail away party, on the aft deck which was amazing.  It certainly was well attended and we had some very special guests indeed.... Arnold Donald, President & CEO of Carnival Corporation, Stein Kruse, CEO of the Holland America Group and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland America Line joined us all for this wonderful sail away party.  It truly was a spectacular day!!!!



  1. the P&O docked..hard to see the name.. was that the old Ryndam now the Pacific Aria.. or maybe the old Statendam now the Pacific Eden.. my guess is the Ryndam

  2. thanx on the Statendam--just couldn't read the name.. great pics as always as I follow along.. head out for 28 days on the 'M' Canal trip on 3/1.. did the 'M' on 50 day Europe in Oct-- internet was 'passable' and better than it has been in the past which I guess is not saying much with HAL's longtime internet woes.. hope it improves for you now that the big wigs were onboard.. but doubt it :):)