A Norwegian Cruise line was in Cercler Quay, which is the prime spot to dock, but we weren’t going to be there we were going to be docked at White Bay, which is a shuttle bus ride and a water taxi ride to get to Cercler Quay.
Everyone had to depart the ship for a mandatory immigration inspection, so we decided to just get on the shuttle and figure out how we were going work out getting to and from the opera.
It took us about an hour to make our way to the opera and the clouds melted away and the sun came out with a vengeance. The area around the opera house is really a busy one as you might imagine. There were street singers, aborigines selling didgeridoos and singing.
We climbed all around the steps and took some pictures. And made dinner reservations for five o’clock this evening, at the Opera Kitchen.
Now it was time to get back to the ship and get ready for the opera.
We made it back to the ship about lunch time so we had a bit of lunch to replace the energy it took to walk over 10,000 steps registered on the fit-bit.
We dressed and and ordered a taxi to take us to the Opera!
It was hot, probably high 80s and the Opera Kitchen is outside, but we had a table in a shady area. The whole area down in the restaurant area was HOPPING! Noisy, lots of young people out to have a good time.
We had fish and chips and our waitress was from France.
We then went inside the opera house to see where our seats were, of coarse we were too early, but it was cool inside, and that was good. We started to climb the stairs inside, we climbed and climbed.... when we found our seats we were in the nosebleed section!
That is the orchestra that looks like dots down there. LOL. But we could read the subtitles and that made it easy to keep up with what was going on. One other funny thing the young Asian man about 25 I would say, sitting next to me, alone, kept falling asleep, throughout the opera, and a couple times on my shoulder LOL. All and all we enjoyed it very much, unfortunately the lead, Carmen, was week, but the rest of the cast was really good, especially Micaela, sung by Stacey Alleaume, she was incredible, and so was the orchestra!
So when it was over, we had the long climb downstairs, we didn’t have to worry about moving fast as there were all those people in front of us. When we finely got to the lobby area, I asked a lady how we needed to find a taxi in a covered area, as I noticed it was really raining HARD! So she told us to go to this lift, down the hall, and someone would guid us, and they did, under the stage area! We had to wait for some time down there in the garage area, but we were dry! We were able to share a taxi with three people from, the Netherlands and we got bag to the ship about 12:30 boy were we ever tired, 6 am to 12:30 am, 18 hours, but fun ones.