The Crows Nest

The Crows Nest

Here’s a quick video of the crows nest bar.

It’s right at the top of the ship, at the front, so it has a great view of
the horizon, to the left, right and forward.

If you don’t mind a little bit of cigarette smoke, it’s quite a pleasant
place to have a pre-dinner drink in the evenings.

The Atrium

The Atrium

The captain has just informed us that our engine problems have caused our
speed to drop to a bit over half what it should be, which means we have to cancel some ports.

Rather than stopping at Wellington and Napier, he has decided to sail
straight to Auckland so that we get there on time.

The cruise duration will be the same – we’ll arrive in Auckland on
Saturday. We just won’t stop anywhere on the way.

Here’s a quick view of Aurora’s atrium and its impressive water sculpture.

Nothing But Sea

Nothing But Sea

Here’s another video of the sea this morning.

It’s flat and calm.

The only problem is that our engines aren’t working too well, and we’re only going a bit over half our normal speed.

I don’t know how this will affect our arrival time into Wellington, but I’ll let you know.

Regardless of how fast we’re going, it’s still great to be here.

Formal night tonight. And I’m lookng forward to watchng a classical piano concert before dinner.

More news later.