Here you will find my adventures while I live and work on board a Princess Cruise-liner.
(Hannah, 23, New Zealand)
Okay now lets see… I left home on Sunday 21st at 3pm, arrived in Auckland an hour later, then arrived in Sydney waited an hour or so, flew 14.5hour and ended up bored at Dubai airport for 5 very long, very early hours. Left there and found myself in beautiful Venice 5 hours later. Picked up by the port agent and arrived at the hotel some time later, I didn’t even make it to dinner I was well and truly fast asleep to the pouring rain, and thunder by half 7pm.
An early start, picked up and brought to the beautiful Regal Princess, over six miles out and I could see the ship, I couldn’t see the city, but I could see the ship, she towered over Venice!
I joined to find a cabin to myself which only lasted a few days. I did a little exploring on my first day to find we were in Red level and I actually shouldn’t have been wondering passenger areas. This ship is massive, and its not an understatement.. to walk from my cabin to the crew mess feels like it takes days!
Joining the ship in Venice was wonderful! Not only did we only set sail at 11pm (so nothing was expected of me until drill at 10pm) but we went straight to another port, no sea day which is a first for me! So two days in and I had only shown up for drill!
There are a few familiar faces around which is welcoming, and a few to still join which I know of.
After leaving Venice we arrived in Ravenna, another Italian port, but unfortunately I hadn’t received my Laminex yet, so no shore leave for me. The next day however we found ourselves in Dubrovnik, Croatia, this now makes 33 countries in my country count! … Never dreamt it!
Packing again… This time for a holiday! Flying to Los Angeles tomorrow with my sister Kyra to visit DisneyLand!!
So excited! While there we are going to visit a passenger I met, Pam, in San Diego and we will spend a day in San Francisco. It’s going to be a full on 11 days in the states… Bring it on!!