Pride of Hawaii near Molokai

August 8, 2014 by firstmate


Pride of Hawaii has changed its name and it is now Norwegian Jade. In 2006 when this ship was built it comprised the third in a series of U.S. flagged ships operated by NCL America for the Hawaii market. At a cost of over half a billion U.S. dollars, the Pride of Hawaii was the largest and most expensive U.S. flagged passenger ship ever built.

Aghios Nikolaos in Crete

August 10, 2013 by firstmate


On 10th of August we reached the first European port Aghios Nikolaos, in Crete and it is
a delightful destination after all those days at sea. This port requires tendering again.
We have not been on land since we have left Maldives and that was ten days ago.

Dawn Princess in the Suez Canal

August 8, 2013 by firstmate


Dawn Princess moving slowly through the Suez Canal to the area where ships are lined up waiting
to pass down from the southern fork of the canal. The cruise itinerary has been changed and
due to political unrest in Egypt we are not able to stop there.

Dawn Princess in Maldives

July 31, 2013 by firstmate


Male has its tropical flavour that is hot and humid. We came during Ramadan and many shops
have been closed. It is the last stop in Asia. In about seven days we will reach Mediterranean Sea.

From Phuket to Male, Maldives

July 29, 2013 by firstmate


Traveled distance from Sydney: 5,728.92 nm (10,609.97 km) We are half way to Rome now.

Sydney to Singapore in twelve days

July 25, 2013 by firstmate


It took us 12 days to reach Singapore with two stops in Brisbane and Lombok along the way.

Sunset on the Java Sea

July 24, 2013 by firstmate


Yet another sunset on the peaceful Java Sea from Dawn Princess.

Lombok possibly nicer than Bali

July 22, 2013 by firstmate


After 6 days at sea from Brisbane we have reached Lombok.