Indian Pacific & Sun Princess Sydney & Southern Explorer – Part 4

Cruising aboard the Sun Princess

Day one

The group & I transferred to White Bay Terminal for our scheduled departure on Sun Princess. The transfer & check-in process was seamless & we boarded about 2:00 pm for a 4:00 pm departure. Feeling hungry I made my way to the Horizon Court Buffet for a quick bite to eat. Soon after, we set sail and we were off under the Sydney Harbour Bridge with great views of the Opera House.

With some free time before dinner, I got myself oriented with my cabin, deck plan & facilities on board.

With dinner on the horizon & not feeling that hungry I opt for an intimate dinner for 1 at the new Curtis Stone restaurant, Share . This was an extra cost but well worth the $39. I soon realised that most guests opt to eat at the Regency or Marquis Dining rooms for anytime dining or allocated dining at 5:15 pm or 7:30 pm. Share was quiet & very enjoyable.

The welcome show was a lovely way to finish the evening. For those night owls out there, there are plenty of venues open late like the cafe, lounge bar, casino and night club so you can do as much or as little as you like.

Day two

This morning I opted for a healthy & lazy option & started my day with a lovely breakfast at the Regency Dining Restaurant. Always greeted with a smile & great service, the ship also caters for any dietary requirements.

After breakfast I wonder aimlessly around the ship looking for something to do & find myself in the lounge playing trivia & bingo. I soon venture outside for some fresh air before making my way back to my cabin for an afternoon siesta.

This evening I host a welcome dinner for a group of almost 50 guests on board for formal night.  After dinner, it was onto the Vista Lounge for a 50’s , 60’s & 70 ‘s dance show.

Day three

Arriving early into Hobart ( 7 am ) , I  go down to breakfast & soon realise that most guests have disembarked for a day of touring. I choose to do my own thing & walk around Hobart & Salamanca place for a few hours & board back around 1 pm (just in time for lunch)

Next stop, Burnie!

To be continued…

Words by Cos Matteo, National Sales & Business Development Manager at Holidays of Australia & the World.

Read part three.

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