Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ovation of the Seas - Tuesday 31 January, Noumea - New Caledonia

Heading into Noumea
Noumea - New Caledonia. We have been here many times now due to our love of cruising and the fact that just about every cruise, that does the South Pacific, goes to Noumea. We've been tossing up whether or not to do the Kayaking Tour ($106pp) on the Dumbea River.

Noumea Fire station
We ended up not doing any tours and just wandered around Noumea for a few hours before heading back to the shuttle bus and the ship. Being that the Ovation is so large we docked at the container terminal and had to catch shuttle buses to the main cruise terminal. This was all organised very well and didn't take us very long at all to get off the ship and onto a bus.

Coconut Square
 Nothing much has changed in Noumea since our last visit. I did try and get onto the wifi in Coconut Square as I needed to contact my sister about a tour I had organised for Auckland but I didn't have any luck. Possibly due to 1,000's of other cruisers also trying to log on! No big deal, I'll just try again once we get to NZ.

I'm still amazed how BIG the Ovation is!

I hadn't changed any money so could go to the casino (supermarket) to buy any nibblies which I previously have done. Not that the nibblies are that fabulous or anything it was just something I started doing and they became the pressies for everyone. No pressies this time!

We had one or two ice creams during the course of our cruise
Once back on board, would you know it, it was lunch time. Windjammers and then an icecream. We left Noumea right on time, possible a little bit early and headed for Mystery Island.

Leaving Noumea
 Dinner again in the Icon but we were placed in a different section this time. Still fabulous just a busier area as it was much closer to the kitchen and bar areas. The waiters put on a little show for us, it was a great evening. I had a sweet potato pie for dessert, different, unusual, nice.

Show time
Creme Brulee and Sweet Potato Pie
 Another roomie tonight, this time it was mister turkey,gobble gobble!


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