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, September 2, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Thursday September 2

Day 103 Packing up and preparing to leave
After 103 days at sea, we had a large pack up and throw out to do today. I had a glass of champagne with Lynn and then a farewell dinner with the friends we have made at our table. We all made plans to meet again. After dinner, Bill and I went to dancing class where Kathleen and John insisted that we join their dancing class back in Melbourne. We listened to the farewell Big Band, four of whom are leaving tomorrow to go back to America. We then said goodbye to people in the atrium. We went to the 9.45 show by the Dawn Princess singers and dancers. The singers were J. Michael Beech and Deanna Julian and they did a tribute to the Beatles, the Rat Pack and the Beach Boys. After this we returned to the atrium to Alan and Alana. We danced and sang and finished with “I Still Call Australia Home” and “Auld Lang Syne.” It was a great night. As we came down the corridor to our room, we realized that all the suitcases that were there when we went to dinner were gone. We really are leaving our home away from home tomorrow. (Barbara) Time has been set back the final hour now and we are on Eastern Australian time. (Bill)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your regular contributions. We'll be at the dance classes next year and hope we get as much out of it as you have obviously done! (I am a slow learner, but Paula can dance...)

    Great information from you that has really filled in more gaps than any of the other blogs. We'll really miss them.

    Please post an overall review summary of your cruise - particularly as regards the ship, to wrap it up nicely. Thanks again.