|The super moon over the sea, of a few nights ago.|
|Another beautiful piece of art from the ship art gallery.|
Our friends, Michelle and Carlo will be picking us up at the pier once we disembark the ship. They asked if there was anywhere special we'd like to see. We suggested we go wherever they'd suggest.
|Kat and John live close to Sydney will see us in March when we stay in Manley Beach for 40 nights. They are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside!|
|This is William, Kat and John's six month old adorable boy.|
We dance. We revel in the entertainment that suits us. We dine where and when we desire and then, head to our cabin only after we've exhausted every moment of pleasure we've been able to gleaned from our surroundings.
|Tom's steak dinner in Cascades dining room.|
When we return to the US by cruise for the family visit in May, that's a 24 night cruise with a two day break in Vancouver and then we're off on the 9 night Alaskan cruise resulting in cruising for 33 nights over a period of 35 nights. In that case, it won't be quite the same as this consecutive 33 nights but certainly we expect both cruises to be time well spent.
|My nightly plate of stir fried veggies cooked in butter which is my only side dish to whatever protein source I've ordered. Everything is perfectly prepared to my dietary specifications.|
Last night was another of those amazing evenings spent with our friends which we anticipate will continue through this second leg. At this point, we're considering plans to get together next year along the way of our travels. Details will follow in the future.
The six of us said our goodbyes to Kat, John and little William whom Tom and I will see in March when we're in Sydney (Manly Beach) for 40 nights. We've all exchanged email and Facebook info ensuring we'll easily stay in touch.
|My plate of garlic butter prawns.|
Tom visited the 13th floor to the Diamond Lounge to get us each big cups of the complimentary latte offered to Diamond Club members, another of the rewards perks we've accumulated as frequent cruisers on Royal Caribbean. With Celebrity and RC owned by the same corporation, these benefits are carried over when we cruise on either line.
|Many evenings after dinner, we stop at the Schooner Bar for a entertainment. These two performers are excellent.|
Soon, prior to 9 am, as required for back-to-back passengers we'll disembark the cruise, to find Michelle and Carlo awaiting us at the pier as we'll spend the day.
Its an overcast day with forecasts for rain so I doubt we'll be spending much time outdoors, instead exploring Australia's Twin Cities of Perth/Fremantle, not unlike our former Twin Cities in Minnesota of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
We'll be back tomorrow with new photos of Perth/Fremantle, new stories and the continuation of this glorious cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas.
Have a glorious day!
Photo from one year ago today, November 16, 2015:
|Too often, we've been sightseeing on rainy days such as this day one year ago in Fiji. Photos are much more appealing on sunny days. For more photos, and a review of our travel criteria, please click here.|