The Cruise

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Tuesday August 24

Day 95 Sailing from Moorea to the Cook Islands
It was great to have a relaxing day at sea after our two days on shore. I read, chatted and relaxed in the sun, realizing that as we near New Zealand the weather will become colder. Passengers are always telling us that it is 12 or 13 or 14 degrees in N.Z. today. This sounds unbearably cold after the temperatures we have been experiencing since we left home in May. We learnt some extra steps for the Merengue today in ballroom dancing and tomorrow all the people who have been learning dancing are going to have a group photo taken. Tonight was our second last formal night and one of the members of our table had a birthday, which we celebrated at dinner. For entertainment we went to see Mike Harris who is a comedian. He is English but lives in Australia on the central North Coast. I thought he was quite funny. One joke went like this. There were two Irishmen, Paddy and Mike, flying a plane into Mascot airport. Paddy said to Mike “That is the shortest runway that I have ever seen. You will never land the plane there.” Mike said “I’m sure I can land it” and Mike lands the plane and pulls up 2 cm before the end of the runway. Paddy says “Well done, Mike, it really was a short runway but look how wide it is!” (Barbara) Don’t forget to read the posts for Sunday and Monday describing our adventures in Tahiti and Moorea. We have written all three of these today. Another joke to cheer you up. A woman goes into a library in New Zealand and says to the librarian: “I’d like a piece of fush and some chups please.” The librarian is astonished and says: “Madam, this is a library!” The woman whispers: “Sorry! I’d like a piece of fush and some chups please.” (Bill)


  1. From Auckland NZ - the weather is terrible at the moment - 9:40am, Friday - you are in Pago Pago in sunshine. Steady rain here and the forecast is not good either. We had hoped to get up early and watch the ship arrive from a good vantage point, but whereas we can normally see the berth from home, today, visibility is down to about 300m! I don't think we'll see you arrive now.

    Loved all your blogs as we'll probably do the dance classes on next year's cruise. Many thanks. Enjoy the last few days.
    Ray & Paula

  2. Hi Ray and Paula.

    Dance classes have been excellent. If I can learn to dance they must be good!