Goin’ Cruising #2
Day One – Departure
We’d never been on a cruise before, so our first glimpse of our floating holiday home was an exciting moment. Pacific Dawn was docked at the Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal at Hamilton, just a few kilometres from the mouth of the Brisbane River.
The embarkation procedure was very efficient and soon we were on board. After a delicious lunch in the Waterfront Restaurant we had time to explore and discover the most important locations – the restaurants and bars, coffee shop and ice cream stand.
From Deck 14 we had a beautiful view of the city of Brisbane and the Brisbane River.
The ship set sail, slowly making her way downriver under the twin spans of the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges.
The reflected lights of the Port of Brisbane on Fisherman Island merged with the glow of the setting sun as we sailed from the mouth of the river into Moreton Bay.
As darkness fell, the decks of the ship lit up for our first night on board.