In Auckland my day was about drinking pink champagne and eating seafood in the Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill. Which is located right on the waterfront very close to the cruise ship terminal.
Being a travelling wife is a great life, but you spend a lot of time on your own, so the days my husband can get off the ship are precious. You are probably throwing up now! LOL! Auckland was one of these days.
The food was fabulous, we had a seafood platter each which had mussels, clams, fried squid, sashimi, oysters and on the side a green salad and fries that we didn’t even touch as the platter was so huge and very filling.
We went to this Harbourside restaurant around eight years ago, and it was so good we wanted to go back.
The restaurant is very clean, fresh and modern with a full menu if seafood is not your thing they serve fish, meat and vegetarian dishes.
The wine menu is large, but we had pink champagne as it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day and we will be onboard at sea on the 14th.
The mussels were the biggest mussels I have ever eaten they were half the size of my hand, not like the little ones you eat in Europe or USA.
I had to cut them in half to eat them! The service was excellent, so if you fancy a treat go to the Harbourside Ocean Bar & Grill while in Auckland you will not be disappointed.
Later, in the day I went for a walk down Queen Street, which is the where all the shops are from Dior to Starbucks to the local Pharmacy. I walked to the end and it goes on for miles (well it seems!).
Auckland is a multi-cultural city with a heavy Asian influence. As I walked up Queen Street, there were Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indonesian restaurants/bars/shops.
The day we were in Auckland the weather was cloudy and 20*C, I was going to go up the sky tower for the view, but as it was not a sunny day I gave it a miss, I will go next time, hopefully not in another eight years!
- Weather: Summer 18*C -20*C
- Language: English and Maori
- Currency: New Zealand Dollar
- What to wear: Jeans, T-Shirt, flats (as there is a lot of walking)
The next stop is Sydney, Australia. If you have any questions or would like me to write about something ship related please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on my Facebook page Lucy Williams Global or Instagram @lucywilliamsglobal. I will be writing about soon what to pack for a cruise, how to be healthy on onboard and my essentials.
Love Lucy x
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