Recently, Matt and I went on a P & O Cruise on the Pacific Dawn up the coast of Queensland. It was a wonderful experience and it was lovely to have some time together, just the two of us to relax and enjoy exploring the beautiful coast line we have here in Australia. We found P & O Cruises a lovely company to cruise with and the staff we very friendly and total fun to be around.
We boarded the crusie ship and was immediately taken aback by the huge size of it and the many levels and variety of rooms to relax and socialise in. Our room offered plenty of room for us to stay in and we settled ourselves in and went up to the top deck to join the launch party.
Up on the top deck for the launch party was loud music, dancing, performers and many excited passengers ready to have an awesome cruise. We joined in the festivities and could not wait to get started with our holiday.
As the cruise ship took off it was amazing to see how close it came to the top of the Gateway Bridge here in Brisbane.
Just fits under!!
Everyone on board turned their heads upwards to watch the boat pass underneath. Totally cool to see and watch and it reminds you just how high the Pacific Dawn really is.
I could not get enough of the view. I totally adored it. I was happy to sit on the back of the cruise ship watching the line of water trailing behind us, every single day. A couple of other passengers shared the same love with me of course! Lucky there were three levels you could do this on the back of the cruise ship.
Actually, I may have spent a fair bit of my time on the cruise ship looking at my feet and staring at the water. Pondering life and all the wonderful blessings it brings. Bliss!
The weather was wonderful for most of the trip and we also enjoyed the stops that the cruise ship made at different ports. We took a few day trips and had a blast exploring the beauty the coast has to offer.
We took a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and spent a day snorkeling and swimming out in the middle of the ocean amongst the gorgeous, brilliant colours and coral. I was speechless with the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. We also stopped off at as many scenic spots as we could to take it all in.
We took a trip down river looking for Crocodiles. I was more interested in the scenery and the clouds.
We stopped at the Daintree Rainforest and Mossmon Gorge. It has just rained before we visited so the rainforest had such a lovely fresh feel to it and the gorge was flowing wonderfully with water. Many visitors were swimming and having a great time in the water, it was way too cold for me!
I spent a great deal of time on the top deck taking pictures of clouds in all sorts of weather. They take on a new appreciation when you are up so high in the sky on a large cruise ship and you can see them from a different perspective. Adored them.
We ate in style with amazing views, dressed up and went out each night to different shows and loved the theme dress up nights on board. Here we are dressed up to go to the Hawaiian night. So much fun! I was really shocked just how many activities are available to participate in on cruise ships, Matt and I were constantly trying to work out how we could attend all the activities and fit in an afternoon sleep! We did not want to miss out on them as they were just too good!
We really had awesome time on the P & O Cruise ship Pacific Dawn and are looking forward to hopefully taking another trip in the future. If you ever get the chance to take a trip I highly recommend it. Everything is taken care of for you, you make new friends, it is relaxing, it is also fun and it is like living a dream life.