"Yes it's true, most people party all night on these cruises. We didn't miss out, we probably went to bed just a little earlier so we could get up some mornings to absorb our 'world'.
"Good morning", its' the 6am fitness class instructors jumping for joy since no-one turned up for the early morning fitness program. Best time to be up to enjoy the peace and quiet of the mornings. The staff asked me if I could take a photo of them for their newsletter and website. Here is one of the photos. Gorgeous morning, look at the sky - perfect.
We were really happy to finally arrive into our first port stop, Noumea. Nearly didn't get here as their was an 'emergency call' for medical assistance for a sick passenger. The boat was held up and re-routed slightly until the passenger was air lifted off the boat.
01 April 2012: Leaving the shores of Brisbane for a 7 day South Pacific Cruise. You know the itinerary before you go, but you really don't really know what may happen over the next week, do you? It's all an adventure waiting to happen. All we know at this stage is "it's a nice clear day as we leave".
A Kiwi living in Australia
Julie White /
I love street photography and capturing the context of our everyday life and then, writing the 'stories' that go with the images.