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Last night’s sail out from Sydney was a visual treat, it just produced some incredible views and the great thing is we get to do it all over again in 12 days time.Now we have a new set of passengers the ship does have a different feel about it, apparently there are some 1200 Aussies... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-19-a-sea-day/

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During the transition from one cruise to another we kept the same waiter but changed to a round table of eight which we think is much better for chatting with everyone. The first night we had a full house but were down to just 4 last night. Despite the absentees we had a great time and got along... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-20-a-sea-day/

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Last night’s dinner in the Silk Harvest was very nice indeed, the portions were very deceiving and we came away totally stuffed. It was great to catch up with our table mates and fellow back to backers and were totally surprised when we came to settle the bill that we had been there over... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-21-noumea-new-caledonia/

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We are due another clock change and my body is waking me up a little earlier than usual because it is so bright in the morning. Sunrise this morning was at 5:50 and I was awake very soon after that and finding clear blue skies and it already very hot. I think the Captain announced that last... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-22-lifou-loyalty-island/

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Our third stop in three days saw us at Mystery Island which is a small uninhabited island in the Vanuatu archipelago. I had Googled this place on quite a few occasions and it was one stop which had really caught my curiosity. Just about everyone who has ever written about visiting here has... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-23-mystery-island-vanuatu/

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Last night the clocks went forward one hour and as a result I came to at about 7:00 this morning. I have been really struggling to stay awake after 10:00 and consequently have yet to indulge in the latest craze onboard this ship. What I am talking about is the Silent Disco which was held three... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-24-a-sea-day/

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Very hot and humid would be my first impression of Suva, we sailed in at around 7:30 and such was the heat haze it was difficult to make certain shapes and colours out. As we neared the port things became clearer and the colours started to appear. Suva was a much bigger and busier port... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-25-suva-fiji/

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We had docked before we were awake this morning. Today our port times were from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm and this meant the clock was already running before we were up and about. Strange considering we didn’t need to travel far from Suva and we then follow it with 3 sea days so why not give... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-26-lautoka-fiji/

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Last night was a bit of a rarity in as much that following a recommendation we went to the show in the theatre, the act was an Australian vocal impressionist called Keith Scott and he was very good indeed. Loads of voices and funny with it. Prior to that I also got chatting to Dr Dave (Dr.... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-27-a-sea-day/

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Not long after we returned to the cabin Nicole started complaining of a really sore throat which then developed into her feeling achy all over. So we dosed her up with Paracetamol and made the decision she should remain in the cabin for the evening. I carried on as normal by going to... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-28-a-sea-day/

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After bringing Nicole up some rice, cauliflower and some peppers (which went down really well), I showered and went down for dinner. Being an Evening Chic night I had reconsidered my initial plans and came to the conclusion I really should make the effort particularly for our American table... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-29-a-sea-day/

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This is the first of two posts today as it’s the end of cruise two and it will be the start of our third and final one​ on this trip. It was another very strange feeling being onboard last night with many of the passengers disembarking the next day, I thought that the previous... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-30-sydney-australia-end-of-cruise-two/

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We were off the ship this morning at 8:15 and headed immediately to a little cafe we had spotted last time we were here. The reason for this particular one was because of the gluten free options that were available. I have to say it was the best breakfast I’ve had in weeks and... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-31-sydney-australia/

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Last night in the dining room the four regulars were joined by two empty chairs and two ladies, one from Essex, England and the other from all places our destination today Newcastle, NSW. Plenty of lively chatter so it promises to be a fun table. I just wish the chairs would let their hair... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-32-newcastle-australia/

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On our sail out of Newcastle yesterday we were given a three gun salute by the volunteers who run and maintain the fort. It was a nice touch which went down really well. Before dinner last night we paid a visit to the theatre to watch a young Kiwi singer called Will Martin and what a good... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-33-a-coral-sea-day/

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The problems with my WordPress app still persist but I have found a workaround which is a bit more time consuming. The result is that you might not get as many photos as you have been used to. Until I’ve tried it in anger I won’t know for certain how effective it will be and this... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-34-a-coral-sea-day/

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We woke up this morning with our heads still buzzing with our trip yesterday but now we needed to turn our attention to the next few days and in particular today and tomorrow when we overnight at Cairns or more specifically the tender port of Yorkeys Knob. We had nothing planned for day one... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-36-cairns-yorkeys-knob-australia-day-1/

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Between 2:00 and about 3:30 this morning it felt like the world was coming to an end, thunder and lightning with the most torrential rain I have ever seen. The fact that it woke me up is a testament to the noise it made. Fortunately this morning things had cleared for our day out.Early start... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-37-cairns-yorkeys-knob-australia-day-2/

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I’m sat in bed writing this first bit at 7:15 while they are loading a catamaran that goes out to the reef, it’s the last opportunity to take that excursion this cruise. We have spoken to quite a few people about their Celebrity excursions out to the reef and the general consensus is... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-38-port-douglas-australia/

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Time really does seem to be flying now, we have just three nights to go before we have to disembark from what has been our home for the last 5 weeks or so. We both are feeling a little subdued today but have been smiling while reflecting back on what has been an amazing adventure. We... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-40-a-sea-day/

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The clocks went forward an hour last night as if to signify the start of our major time adjustment upheaval. It’s been a long time coming but our last full day was eventually upon us. Can you spot the Koala in the tree? We started the morning off with breakfast in the Tuscan... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-42-the-final-sea-day/

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After listening to the sea pass reader bonging all passengers off from the previous two cruises it was now our turn for the final bong. Before that though we managed breakfast in the MDR which is a bit of a ritual for us on the last morning. By 8:30 we were off the ship and... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-43-sydney-disembarking/

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Our flight from Sydney to Singapore went without any problems, the flight itself on a Singapore Airlines A380 took just 7 hours and 25 minutes and we touched down at 8:35 pm local time.It got a little bit bumpy in places but nothing too dramatic. We had elected not to do the 4 hour wait in... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-44-singapore-overnight-stopover/

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We had a great nights sleep and didn’t wake up until gone 7:30 this morning. When we pulled the curtains it was daylight outside we were able to see the surrounding area better and our room had a facing view of one of the runways so were able to watch the planes take off and land while... This excerpt has been cross posted from my Wordpress Blog. Should you wish to view the full post in its original format please follow this link. http://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2017/03/celebrity-solstice-postcard-45-singapore-the-final-24-hours/

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