Queen Mary 2 in Hamburg


A postcrossing post card from Claus in Hamburg.

Claus says that when QM2 is in town, people go crazy, and over a million people may watch her.

She looks beautiful, Claus.

Thanks for the postcard!

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A postcrossing post card from Judit in Belgium

The ship in the picture is “Carina” (you might be able to see the name КАРИНА in cyrillic on her bow).

Length: 122m, 7600GRT, 328 passengers.

She is currently known as “Rochale One” …

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Vladivostok, Russia


A postcrossing postcard from Alla who lives in Vladivostok and actually studies at the University of Southern Qld.

Vladivostok is Russia’s largest pacific sea port, and home to the Russian Pacific Fleet. It is located near to the Russian border with China and North Korea.

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Cruising with Jonathan

Here’s some slideshows and videos of our recent trip on Dawn Princess.

The thing I enjoyed most about it was being able to share it with Jonathan, see him experience the magic of his first cruise.

Thanks for being a great travel companion, Jonno!

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Fun on Dawn Princess

I’ve got a load of photos and videos to upload from our recent cruise on Dawn Princess.

Jonathan and I had a great time. It was his first cruise, and I really enjoyed sharing the experience with him.

For those of you who haven’t been following my updates on Twitter and Facebook, here’s a few …

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Almost there

Almost there, originally uploaded by MagicTyger.

It’s been a fantastic last day today. We couldn’t have asked for betterweather. This’ll probably be my last video from aboard Aurora, so I thoughtI’d film it from my favourite place – up on the forward observation deckoverlooking the …

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Cricket at sea

Cricket at sea, originally uploaded by MagicTyger.

Indians love their cricket so much that they even play it at sea!

Getting close to NZ

Getting close to NZ, originally uploaded by MagicTyger.

We’re now closer to land (about 20km away) and small pleasure craft arestarting to come close to us.

Here’s a quick view of one that came pretty close this morning.

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