Coral Sea

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  • Day2

    Day 2 - Sea day to New Caledonia

    January 5, 2019, Coral Sea ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Marg woke up feeling a lot better today, so we had breakfast at The Pantry, took our seasickness tablets, and continued exploring the ship. Quite rough seas today...38 knots and 4 metre swells, but we both feel ok. It's amazing how much calmer it is in our cabin on the lowest 4th floor in the middle of the ship...there's a lot more movement on the 12th floor front of the ship!

    We booked some shore tours for Mare and Lifou Islands, then caught the Bollywood dancing at the Oasis Pool deck.

    Had dinner at Dragon Lady (Asian) restaurant before heading to the 7pm show. Marg still not feeling great, but we persevered on to a piano bar for a couple of hours before catching the 10pm adults only comedy show.

    Looking forward to getting off the ship tomorrow at Noumea...
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  • Day6

    Day 6 - Sea day

    January 9, 2019, Coral Sea ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Sea day today on our journey back to Brisbane. Slept in till 9am, had our usual breakfast before heading to the cooking display given by the Head Chef. Marg was called up on stage to taste and endorse the creme caramel which was beautiful. We then got a tour of the ship's galley...very interesting to see how they cook for such large numbers.

    We've taken a liking to Midori Splices, and Toblerone cocktails, so we've already had about 5 of these by early afternoon as we head to the dome for Gatsby dance classes. Pretty hard to do this whilst the ship is lurching around but we made it.

    Got dressed up in our Gatsby regalia for the black tie event and thankfully we remembered most of what we learned earlier in the day.
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  • Day7

    Day 7 - Sea day

    January 10, 2019, Coral Sea ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Had a big sleep in till 10am then headed for a quick brekky. Lazed around various parts of the ship with a few cocktails and had a relaxing day.

    We caught the Farewell Show at 7pm, had dinner on the deck then went to the Farewell Party on the Lido deck. This was fantastic as every musician on board the ship took turns in playing, as well as various crew members who got up to sing. Amazing how talented some of these people are!

    We have to be out of our room by 0630 tomorrow so went to bed about 11pm.

    We've really enjoyed our 1st cruise and have already started planning our next one.
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  • Day3

    Day 2 Whales

    August 24, 2019, Coral Sea ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Much calmer and warmer today but not as many whales. Did see lots of breaching and tail slapping and dolphins. Just before we were about to head back in had amazing close encounters including a couple of our group getting in with 2 whales just happy to lie there belly up and reach out for a touch. Water so clear could really feel like they were looking at us.Read more

  • Day3

    2 Sea days before PNG

    February 5, 2019, Coral Sea ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

    Spent the night at Mitchell's and May's and they were able to drop us off at the port without any hassles. Embarkation went smoothly on the Sea Princess. Our cabin is on the 10th level, quite close to the front of the ship, 3 floors below the buffet and 4 floors (and the length of the ship) above the main dining room. We are attempting to use the stairs rather than the elevators as much as possible... We shall see how that goes. 😁

    First sea day it took me a little while to get my sea legs so light breakfast only but my appetite returned by lunchtime . We spent the morning attending an information session about 2 of the ports and also a film about Captain Cook. Lazy afternoon after lunch watching a couple of movies before going to see a comedian, dress up for formal dinner and then another stage show to complete the day. Sleep and repeat again.

    Second sea day much the same as the first. Went to the info sessions and also walked around the deck 6 times ( 3 laps equals a mile). Have been using the stairs instead of the lifts for the most part and according to the fitbit we have climbed 50+ steps per day. Dragged Brad along to trivia and we managed to get a perfect score, winning the enviable prize of 2 Princess bottle stoppers. (I guess the training has paid off - hey Playdoh😁 - took a photo, your challenge is to guess the question)
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  • Day41

    Noumea, New Caledonia

    January 27, 2015, Coral Sea ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    January 26, 2015
    We spent the day on the island of New Caledonia. It is at once French and Melanesian. There are baguettes and bistros alongside Kanak people with their brightly colored clothing. We walked and snorkeled and had a pleasant day in what seemed to be the biggest city we've been in since LA.
    We are currently headed to Sydney through the Coral Sea and into the Tasmanian sea which are typically rough so it will be an interesting couple of days!
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  • Day4

    Final Sunset

    August 8, 2019, Coral Sea ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Man what a trip, apart from the day 1, the seas have been on point. Would 100% reccomend doing one, You won't regret it!!

    Temps have been a very comfy 18-22' which is perfect for us.

    Man I'm gonna miss the never ending food, drinks, buffet and not having to do anything if ya don't want too lol.

  • Day48

    The Great Barrier Reef

    February 25, 2019, Coral Sea ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Schnorcheln am Great Barrier Reef
    Wow, das war ein cooler Schnorchelausflug. Haben an zwei verschiedenen Riffen gestoppt und die wunderschöne Unterwasserwelt erkundet 😍 bin mit zwei Meeresschildkröten geschwommen, habe einen Stachelrochen gesehen, Fische in allen Farben. Nur Nemo hab ich nicht gefunden 😁 Abends haben wir nochmal ausgelassen den Abschied eines Teils der Gruppe gefeiert. Für den Rest von uns geht's morgen nach Alice Springs. Auf ins heiße Outback!Read more

  • Day10

    Fraser - sand, salt and ground water

    December 27, 2019, Coral Sea ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    7:00 Tagwache - nochmals ging es mit einem Catamaran, und in Begleitung von Delfinen, auf eine Insel. Diesmal aber auf die grösste nur aus Sand bestehende Insel der Welt: Fraser Island! Auf der 127 km langen (N bis S) und 25 km breiten (O bis W) Insel gibt es mehr als 72 verschiedene Sandarten, aber auch Süßwasser Flüsse 😯 Wir waren mit dem Kanu in 2 “Creeks” im Westen unterwegs: hier paddelt man in 1000 (!) Jahre altem Grundwasser, das es an die Oberfläche drückt. Forscher haben herausgefunden, dass Grundwasser auf der Ostküste teilweise von Papa Neuguinea stammt!
    Beeindruckende Sanddünen, “Coffee Stone” der auch wieder nur gepresster schwarzer Sand ist und alle Blautöne dieser Welt. Wirklich alle: denn in Fraser Island regnet es 3x so oft als sonst wo an der Küste. Die Guides meinten, Fraser ist wie ein Regenmagnet, was wir auch in Form eines kurzen Tropenregen zu spüren bekamen. 😉 aber es war einfach nur angenehm!
    Außerdem brauchten wir nach dem “tubing” (Luftsofa, das hinter einem Boot mit Vollspeed nachgezogen wird) eine Abkühlung vom Adrenalin 😝
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  • Day331

    Bye, Bye Südsee...Hello again Australien

    September 23, 2018, Coral Sea ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Wir nahmen heute Abschied von der Südsee🤗🏝🏖🏜, um auf die große Insel🏝🏖🏜, zurück nach Australien🌏🌐 zu fliegen.🛩🛫
    Vanuatu hat uns, trotz der Preise, sehr gefallen und man hätte auf den verschiedenen Inseln bestimmt auch länger als zwei Wochen keine Langeweile.....😊🤔😊,
    ob man sich die Lavaseen auf Ambrm ansieht,
    https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrym
    auf Malakula in die Kultur der Ambas eintaucht,
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namba_(clothing)
    http://www.malekula.travel/
    auf Epi mit Dugongs schwimmt,
    https://www.trans-ocean.org/Bericht-lesen/ArticleId/1708/Vanuatu-ndash-Pazifik
    http://www.positiveearth.org/bungalows/shefa/epi.htm
    in Espiritu Santo Schiffs-und Flugzeugwracks betaucht oder schnorchelt...
    http://www.espiritusantotourism.com/
    ...und, und....und😊....Es ist eine interessante Welt und wahrscheinlich in ein paar Jahren nicht mehr so ursprünglich und viel touristischer.
    Von Port Vila ging es nachmittags nach Brisbane und weiter nach Cairns, wo wir nachts im Caravella Backpackers ankamen....
    http://www.caravella.com.au/
    Jetzt haben wir mit acht Stunden im voraus zu Deutschland eine Stunde weniger Zeitverschiebung im Vergleich zu Vanuatu.
    Morgen holen wir unseren Camper und freuen uns auf unsere Tour die Ostküste entlang von Cairns nach Melbourne, in sechs Wochen.😊🚐
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Coral Sea, Korallen Meer, Mer de Corail, Mer du Corail, Коралловое море, Коралове море

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