The Cruise

World cruise on the Dawn Princess starting in Sydney on May 21, 2010 and sailing west around the world for 104 days.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Wednesday July 21, 2010

Day 61 Grand Banks of Newfoundland
The Atlantic is such a vast area of sea, it is amazing to think of Christopher Columbus, sailing for days and not really knowing that he would find land eventually. At least we know from our map that land will appear eventually. However, at the moment there is no land to be seen and no birds. Yesterday the crew on the bridge said there was a small group of whales, but the passengers on deck with me could not see them. Today, we had a most informative talk on New York by Richard Detrich who actually lived in New York for a number of years. We learnt some extra steps for the Fox Trot, but when we tried to do the Rumba tonight I think we fused the Fox Trot and the Rumba into our own version of a new dance. We had another formal night tonight and after dinner, we went to a show by the Princess singers and dancers, entitled “Oh What A Night”. The dancing was spot on tonight and the costumes were great. They sang some Frankie Valle songs, some Billy Joel songs, Mrs. Robinson and Bridge Over Troubled Water. Usually it is difficult to get a seat for these performances, but tonight was easy as I think some people overdid the dancing to the Beatles last night and still have not recovered. There were many empty seats at dinner tonight. Every night as we have crossed the Atlantic, we have had to put our clocks back another hour. We are now 14 hours behind Melbourne. (Barbara) Now that school term 3 has started back in Australia, I have been spending a couple of hours each day advertising, receiving orders, supplying orders, invoicing customers and receiving payment all from the anonymity of State Room E305 on the Dawn Princess. This has only been possible with the fantastic support of all my dedicated educational writers wherever they happen to be in the world. Their expertise and prompt delivery of files has enabled Kilbaha Multimedia Publishing to continue to serve teachers in primary and secondary schools throughout Australia. A big “thank you” to Rosemary, Aoife, Tamsin, Ray, Barbara and Peter. (Bill)

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoying your blog, I have been following you since you left Sydney. I am doing a "poor mans" cruise !! Thanks for taking me along for the ride !! Loved the "microwave" comment !! Continue to have fun