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A Few Hours In Jakarta

We arrived in Jakarta in style; this was one of our shore tours while we were on our Indonesian cruise. As we got to shore we were greeted by a parade of people dressed up in costume. Being serenaded with traditional Indonesian music. We boarded our coach, and we made our way to the safari park with a police escort.

A Few Hours In Probolinggo

Although this was a stop on our cruise, we didn't book any shore tours, so we decided to just have a walk around ourselves. We were lucky as P&O had put on a free shuttle bus to the centre of town, we got off and walked through the streets and found the local shops and market.

A Few Hours In Makassar

So Makassar was our first dock on shore in Indonesia since we set off. Although we hadn't booked a tour with P&O themselves, we still wanted to have a walk around to experience what this part of Indonesia was like.

Nearly Dying In Makassar. Well not Literally, but Certainly Metaphorically

Makassar was our first dock on shore in Indonesia since we set off (other than the tender port in Komodo the day before). Although we hadn't booked a tour with P&O themselves, we still wanted to have a walk around to experience what this part of Indonesia was like.

A Few Hours On The Komodo Island & Pink Beach

We took a short walk through their territory, and we got to see three of this incredible animals. It was great to see them in their national environment. Of course, at the end of the tour, there was the obligatory walk through the locals selling their commercial tat

Our Final Full Day on the P&O Australia Pacific Eden

Our final day onboard the Pacific Eden. A sad day, but it means we are heading to Bali in a few days.

Our Incredible Police Escort Around Jakarta

So today was all about the Safari and botanical gardens. Baring in mind, we docked at port meant a short hop, skip, and a jump ashore. Greeted by traditional dance and dress, we made our way to coach number 1.

Another Long Day At Sea on the P&O Australia Pacific Eden

We didn't get any photos from breakfast by Tina had a frittata that was more like a pancake. I, however, had a three egg omelet with ham, cheese, and mushrooms. It was nice, and a light way to start the day.

The Waterfront Restaurant on the Pacific Eden

After our first few wobbly days on the ship, we decided to give the Waterfront restaurant ago. We felt we wanted something a bit different than the fair being offered by the Pantry (buffet style) restaurant.

Our Penultimate Port Call of Probolinggo

So today was our penaltimate port of call of Probolinggo. We had a packed out day. Starting off with our breakfast at the waterfront, ending with the evening show. Sideshow Alley 

Ooo Bali, but not with this Swell

So it was a good job we cancelled our tour when we did. Because I can only imagine in the T&C you will get the money back as onboard credit. So not only do we have a sea day now, but also everyone on board with a minimal entertainment schedule.

Dragon Lady, Asian Cuisine in the Middle of the Ocean

With the Dragon Lady being just one of the two speciality restaurants that are included in the fare we had to try her.  She turned out to be so good we visited again on our last evening.