After Azamara Journey left Halong Bay, Vietnam we had our last day at sea as we travelled towards the final stop on our cruise of Hong Kong - the Pearl of the Orient. If we could choose how cruises were set up, we’d always have the last full day of a cruise as a day at sea - for us it is a fitting way to end the trip and a relaxing way to prepare to disembark at the final port of call.
As we woke on December 9, ship had already docked in Hong Kong and we were fortunate to be on the starboard side with how we were docked - so we had a wonderful first view of Hong Kong from our balcony in the dim light of the early morning. We were looking forward to the time we’d be spending in Hong Kong but we did, though, have that sense of melancholy of this cruise coming to an end.
For the first time after a cruise we had booked a tour of city that would drop us near our hotel once the tour had finished. With that planned, we were in no hurry to leave the ship - our scheduled time to leave Azamara Journey was at the end of the scheduled departure times. We had a bit more of a relaxed time on the ship in the morning to enjoy the views before the start of our tour. Our luggage was loaded on the tour bus and we were thinking that this was a really good way to end a cruise.
WHITEonline is the digital home of Gary & Linda White. We’ve been married since 1980 and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Linda was born and raised in Toronto while Gary was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of 11. We enjoy travelling and taking photos while we travel. WHITEonline provides the opportunity to share some of our photos & experiences.