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day 1

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Day 1 of our cruise was a big day – up early and a big breakfast of pancakes before jumping on a train from Woy Woy to Circular Quay.
Finally clearing and customs and checking in we quickly found our room dumped our carry-on bags and rushed off to the Windjammer Café for lunch.
Lunch was a buffet – not to bad at all. Lachlan filled himself as usual, Jakob pecked at this and that….
We explored the ship, checking out where everything is located and registering Jakob for kids club – Lachlan is left to his own devices however they do have optional teen activities if he wishes to participate.
The rest of the afternoon was spent by the pool so Jakob could swim!!
5.15 and off to the Lifeboats (don’t panic) for our ‘mandatory’ drill…
Back to the poolside and more lazing around – please note we still haven’t even left Sydney dock yet!!
Due to the huge demand for the Christmas cruise by families – we unfortunately did not get in early enough to secure the 6pm dining sitting!! So left to an 8.30pm dinner setting, the huge day and excitement all sort of backfired on us with Jakob falling asleep at 9pm in the chair using a pile of napkins (supplied buy our waiter) as a pillow – The food was fantastic, the wait staff a little difficult to understand accent-wise but we managed to get through it all. I managed to finish my dinner and being the one not having dessert, I took Jakob back to our room and he crashed again within seconds.
That’s it for day 1 – not much excitement to report other than that it was a lovely cruise out of Sydney Harbour for our first cruise.
Bye for now
Donna & Howard boys 3

Posted by oztigger 21:40

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