3 Day Cruise on Golden Princess – Melbourne to Sydney

Day… 5th April 2019 Embarkation day in Melbourne

How I managed to keep this short break a secret from Moni I don’t know, but I did. However as cunning as I am Moni still had guessed that we’d be on a cruise, only she didn’t know where when or where.

Tiger Air flight Adelaide to Melbourne

We had a good flight with Tiger Air $160.00 on the same day as the cruise! Not what I recommend and I did break one of my pre-cruise rules by not staying the night before actually in the port. I did have a few extra flights in my favour if we got bumped and it was the early flight out.

Melbourne Tram stop for tram #109 to Station Pier

From Melbourne airport, we caught the SkyBus $39.50 to the transit center and then a tram which goes all the way to the cruise terminal. You will need a ‘myki’ travel card to use public transport in Melbourne, there is no way around it. You pay for the card and then have to load it with any amount. We loaded it with enough for this trip $20.80 for the two.

It was pretty impossible to hide the details by now with plenty of other passengers with labelled luggage tags heading the same way!!

Happy me – Surprise nearly complete
Melbourne Station Pier for cruise departures
A five-minute walk from the tram to ship

First glimpse of Golden Princess which incidentally will be joining the P&O Australia fleet as Pacific Adventure in October 2020. This is the second ship that we’d cruised on that soon will change hands, Pacific Eden changes to Vasco da Gama for Maritime Voyages.

Golden Princess the future Pacific Adventure
Priority check-in for Golden Princess in Melbourne

We had priority check and boarding and it was not long before we boarded Golden Princess and got access to our cabin immediately, which is fabulous. I’ll do a few posts that go into more detail for different areas. Let me start with our balcony cabin on Aloha deck A706 a great deal at $660.00 for three nights. Then take a look at the photos of the outside deck areas on Golden Princess.

Balcony cabin A706 Golden Princess

For photos from most of the inside areas on the Golden Princess before she is transformed into Pacific Adventure of P&O Australia.

Princess Patter – the daily guide to everything onboard Golden Princess
Melbourne in bright sunshine
Departing Port of Melbourne on Golden Princess 3-day cruise to Sydney
3-day cruise on Golden Princess

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