It is with great sadness that we will be ending our World Cruise in Sydney Australia, two months earlier than expected, due peripherally to the outbreak of COVID-19— an event beyond anyone’s control.
In Maori terms: there were too many uncertainties behind us and disappointments still vivid before us.
Although this ship will sail on with a significantly reduced guest list and staff, our decision to stop in Sydney was not based upon fear of contracting the virus, but instead, the logistical issues this venue has going forward. With many ports of call that we did not get to see as well as those in the future no longer available or in question, we will simply cut our losses, enjoy this incredible city called Sydney, and then head home to Hobe Sound, Fl.
We were blessed with everything we have experienced up to this point and there is plenty of time for us to see and experience the rest of the world at our leisure. Until then, thank you for following along— this will be my last post of this cruise. Please enjoy this final image from the ship and images of Sydney, Australia— a truly beautiful city, designed for people, who all seem to be young, trim and live to run and eat. There are more places to eat in Sydney than you can imagine, all of them delicious.
Meeting up with our friends Leonie and Allan who very kindle treated Meredith and I to a delicious dinner for her birthday. We met Leonie and Allan early on in the cruise and like magnets could not get away from each other no matter where we were on the ship or on land. They were wonderful hosts in Sydney, their home, and taught us how to get around using the underground and cut-throughs, especially since it has not stopped raining since we arrived. LOL….
Our last meal this side of the IDL, Sydney Au. What a fantastic place called The Spice Room— intimate, beautiful, delicious.