Friday, April 22, 2011

Back from Paradise

Yes our beautiful, relaxing holiday to Paradise has ended and we are almost back to reality. As I mentioned in my previous post I had lots of issues with the Internet on the ship so I thought I would bring you all up to speed in the next few days. Today I will cover our first two days and share a few of my photos with you.
Paradise Sensation - Day 1


There was a lot of excitement between Shane and I as we set of on our flight to Sydney where we were to board the ship "Pacific Jewel" for our 10 day Pacific Island cruise. Shane had never been out of Australia before so he was an  excited child. Once on the ship it was time to do some exploring and of course some eating. The Pacific Jewel is owned by P&O and is an English ship. It has 6 restaurants to get either meals that are included or ones that you can pay a surcharge. Our cabin was a double with our very own balcony and what a view we had from that balcony for the whole 10 days. Leaving Sydney Harbour the weather really gave us a wet goodbye from Australia, but the Sydney skyline with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House was still an amazing sight. The ship actually sails under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and for some reason it is a very emotional experience and from all of the passengers cheers Shane and I were not the only ones who felt it. There is so many activities and entertainment while on the ship you really don't get bored while sailing to our island destinations. Day one was and early night for us as the 5.00am rise and all our excitement tired us two puppies out.

Paradise Sensation - Day 2
Oh it is so nice having our cabin steward Aidhou (pronounced I do), we don't to think about making beds, replacing towels or anything. Even when we thought we left our cabin clean she would clean and organise our belongings even more. We spent our day and night at sea having some drinks in some of the many bars. I had a go at the Quilling Class and we finished the day off watching a great song and dance show called "You Can Dance"