Friday, 13 July 2012

Dawn Princess (June 2012) - Post 3

 28th. June - Phu My,Vietnam

Shipping along the Thi Vai River


A shuttle service isn't provided but passengers are free to make their own way to the local town!
 1st. July -Laem Chabang, Thailand

Sunrise, approaching Laem Chabang.

Thai built cars awaiting export.
Laem Chabang is Thailand's busiest port with many containership movements every day.

Backing up to our berth.

Caterpillar earth moving equipment on the wharf awaiting export / transhipment.


As junior cadets we used to have to polish the brass equipment on the bridge - a job we detested. Nothing compared to this guy's assignment.

  6th. July -Lombok, Indonesia

Local ferries off Lombok.

Two of the wonderful bar staff, Roni and Sherwin - both from the Philippines.

A party on deck.

Dawn Princess (June 2012) - Post 2

 24th. June - Phuket, Thailand

Early morning arrival at Phuket.

The ship alongside at Phuket.

Market stalls on the wharf.

Maitre 'D Guiseppe (Italy), Waitress Emma (South Africa) and Head Waiter Antonio (Portugal) having lunch at a stall on the wharf.

Lunch at a local cafe.

On deck during departure Phuket.

Some third world beach shacks.
This beach pavillion and deck chairs are part of an adjacent hotel.
Early evening light off Phuket.
  26th. June - Singapore

The forward mooring gang running a headline at Singapore's brand new cruise terminal.
Singapore's Marina Sands Bay Hotel incorporates an incredible span across its 3 towers that incorporates a lookout deck, sky-garden and pool.

Singapore harbour from the hotel's lookout deck.

Dawn Princess at the new cruise terminal built next to newly reclaimed land.

Looking back towards the city.
The pool and sky garden.
A hotel I stayed in while working in Singapore for several months - The Oriental.
Dawn Princess alongside the cruise terminal.

Departure Singapore.
Shipping in Singapore harbour.

A tropical rain shower approaching the ship in Singapore harbour.