Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday 6th July
Well it’s day 2 of our cruise and we are just getting our sea legs. Our first hic-up was at the airport.After checking to see how much luggage we could carry and being told we could have 30kg, Qantas had other ideas. We had 12 kg over a 23 kg per person allowance and that cost us $120 excess. If we had been told that then as frequent flyers we should have been able to take 30kg but we did not have the number and if she had looked on our luggage which had already been put through on the conveyor there was a take on the luggage which had it on. Qantas and Princess will know about it you can be sure. It was a good flight with a bit of a holding pattern over Sydney. Things went smoothly to the ship on boarding. We had a little lunch on deck and a lay down then a look around. One of Jorgen bags were at the cabin before we set sail but mine didn’t arrive till after dinner, so needless to say I didn’t dress for dinner. The group at our dinner table were great company and I will be playing bridge with a couple of them. Jorgen just about knows every detail of the boat and has done his exercise often (walking around the deck). Monday – A quiet day at sea, eating and resting. Off to have sundowners and then dinner


  1. I can think of better ways to start a trip. How unfortunate - an excess fee - ouch. You sound like you have the right attitude though - enjoy the trip and sometimes we need to allow for "hiccups". Hope the rest of the trip is a success.

  2. Sounds like it is going to be a great trip...! enjoy. Can't wait to hear more!

    Ken & Heidi