Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel
Travel Blogs from Port Louis
Today, my family and I decided to go to Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, for half a day. We took a boat from our hotel, which is on the west side of the island, and it took only about 30 minutes to the capital city. The capital city was very adorable and very colorful. There were lots to see and lots of shopping opportunities.
We were taken by our guides around Port Louis. To be honest, the guide only spoke French so I didn't understand ...
... and a late lunch of a burger, then, as the ship is still pretty quiet a wash day followed ;-) Dinner and only the two of us, Peter and Erica were on a tour which got back late and Lynne and Richard hardly ever come down anyway. From there to the Curzon for some new acts, a bit dubious about the first, Rick Novell a comedy juggler, only thing was he was American and not funny at all, when will they learn? He went down like the proverbial lead ...
... nit to see anything. Today was much the same as other days, went to shuffle, got through semi final then lost. Cancelled a tour in Cape Town decided we could do it on our own. Changed up some currency ready for the next couple if stops, walked a mile in the afternoon (shady side of deck 7). Went to a quiz, didn't win but it was a fair score. There is to be a bit of fund raising on board for ...
... or exotic. We missed lunch as well which is difficult when breakfast was at 0615.
We were back on the ship for 3 pm, grabbed some afternoon tea in the Atlantic Room and spent a bit of time on deck reading until it was time to dress for dinner (which seems to come round incredibly quickly).
After a quick burst of ballroom dancing we retired for the evening, back to Bridge with the attendant mental contortions tomorrow so another excuse for an early ...
... of the transit to Cairns we were treated to our fair share of whale-watching moments, from brief glimpses of protruding backs and fins to iconic flaps of tails. There was enough evidence to support the existence of what, until now, I thought was nonsense. The best moment, however, caught me totally by surprise and just about gave me the fright of my life when it happened! Taking off early one morning, from Shark Bay, I though I saw a shape in the water right in front of ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service