Carnival Spirit

19 Mar
Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit

Around a quarter past eleven a.m.we arrived yesterday at Circular Quay Railway Station in Sydney.

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From the top of the railway station Peter immediately took some pictures of this huge ship that was anchored in Sydney Harbour.

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Soon we met Monika, our daughter, as well as Mark and some friends of Mark. Mark’s mother and sister were already on the Carnival Spirit. Monika, Mark and his friends had already booked in for this cruise.  They were expected back on board by around 3,30 p.m.

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Mark and Monika suggested we could have lunch with them at the German restaurant in the rocks area. It was a lovely walk towards the Rocks. It was promising to be another beautiful warm summer day in Sydney. The temperature actually soon reached thirty degrees Celsius. We had only a very light lunch.

On the way to the Rocks we came a bit closer to the Carnival Spirit.

On the way to the Rocks we came a bit closer to the Carnival Spirit.

Monika and Mark posing in front of this ship they were soon going to board for their twelve day cruise.

Monika and Mark pose in front of the Carnival spirit

This is where we had lunch.

This is where we had lunch.

Just a little beer before lunch arrives.

Just a little beer before lunch arrives.

In this courtyard we had afternoon coffee and cake. Sorry, we did not take pictures of the cake.

In this courtyard we had afternoon coffee and cake. Sorry, we did not take pictures of the cake.

We liked it in the courtyard and the cakes were yummy!

We liked it in the courtyard and the cakes were yummy!

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Walking to our next destination we saw the Carnival Spirit again.

Walking to our next destination we saw the Carnival Spirit again.

For good measures we went to another courtyard for some refreshing beer.

For good measures we went to another courtyard for some refreshing beer.

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I think Peter took this picture after Monika and Mark had left to go on board.

I think Peter took this picture after Monika and Mark had left to go on board.

A last look at the harbour. Then we were off to catch our train back home to Dapto.

A last look at the harbour. Then we were off to catch our train back home to Dapto.

You can find a lot more pictures of the Carnival Spirit here in google:

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=carnival+spirit+ship&espv=2&biw=1093&bih=514&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=lmQKVffIA4ju8gWsx4LYBA

8 Responses to “Carnival Spirit”

  1. bkpyett March 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    What a huge ship. The photos really give the feel of the day. Lovely that your daughter and son in law are able to do a cruise. My daughter met her husband working on such a ship as this!

    • auntyuta March 19, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

      A cruise like this is really something very special, Barbara. I am sure they’re all going to have a great time. We spent a few very nice hours with them in Sydney yesterday before they went on board. For security reasons no visitors are allowed on board the ship.

  2. Robert M. Weiss March 21, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    Those ships certainly look inviting. Cast off, matey!

    • auntyuta March 22, 2015 at 6:03 am #

      I certainly could be enticed to spend some time on it, Robert. Monika and Mark made it to Noumea (New Caledonia), their first port of call, in the meantime. The whole cruise lasts for 12 days! 🙂

  3. The Emu March 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    The size of those ships are unbelievable,there construction is truly a great feat of mankind.A cruise on that must cost a kings ransom.
    Well photographed Uta.

    • auntyuta March 22, 2015 at 6:18 am #

      When you google “Carnival Spirit”, Ian, you can find out about the details of different cruises. For a lot of people cruises like this seem to be affordable, same as other overseas holidays. Of course if you are not particularly well off, you’d have to save up for it for a while. I am talking about fairly short cruises of not much more than a week. If you’d go for instance all the way to Europe on a cruise ship these days, it certainly would cost you an arm and a leg! Flying is cheaper these days!
      Coming as migrants to Australia in 1959 we had a five week subsidised voyage on a huge ocean liner. This was the very best holiday for us that we ever had. 🙂
      I bet you and Ana are already looking forward to your next trip overseas. Enjoy your Sunday and have a good week!
      Cheers,
      Uta

  4. backonmyown March 22, 2015 at 2:30 am #

    Hi Uta. I enjoyed this post. I love how you document your life in photos and then share them on your blog. I can almost feel as if I am there.

    • auntyuta March 22, 2015 at 6:28 am #

      Hi Pat! Good to hear from you. I am glad that you enjoyed the photos. We are very happy for Monika and Mark that they can relax now for a few days on this beautiful cruise ship.
      Mark’s mother and one sister as well as some long time friends are on the ship as well. Mark’s friend is going to have his 50th birthday party on the ship!

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