Just a part of the Tuna boats in the port of Callao.
At Sea: During the day we will steam on a westerly course across the Pacific Ocean towards Pitcairn Island. The bridge of the Dawn Princess is the nerve centre of all matters relating to safety and navigation. It is equipped with all the latest technologies which enable the ship to navigate world wide. The bridge is manned 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The ship operates a watch keeping system, splitting each day into 8 X 4 hour watches per day, with 8 hours off watch in between. The watch timings are 12-4, 4-8, and 8-12 both day and night. During their off watch period the teams are engaged in other duties, ranging from planning future cruises, safety inspections, deck maintenance and safety training. Whilst navigating in confined areas, restricted visibility, or during high concentrations of traffic the bridge team is supplemented by additional officers. When making our approaches to a port and during departures both the Captain and Staff Captain man the bridge and manoeuver the ship alongside. It is also compulsory in the majority of ports to board a pilot who advises them based on his local knowledge. I have included in this post some more photos
Welcome to Jim & Colleen's travel blog for 2014, on Tuesday the 20th of May we depart on a 102 night cruise visiting many and varied exotic and not so exotic ports. We depart from Brisbane and return to Sydney on the 31st of August. One of the highlights of this trip will be meeting up with an old Navy mate in Mumbai. From there we head out to Agra for a visit to the Taj Mahal, which will be very exciting. It is a four day trip where we catch planes, trains, rickshaws, and get to spend much time with the locals. After visiting the Taj, we then pick up the ship in Duba... full info