Hi there! Before you start reading, can I suggest you pop down just below and hit play on Enya’s song ‘Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)’. It’ll help set the mood for the post as you read it. I’ll wait … it’s ok.
Done? Ok great! Read on …
In exactly 4 days I will be sailing away on my first ever cruise! I know!
Ok – yes I have been on board a cruise ship before just once but it was docked and not cruising. I was on board the beautiful Sun Princess for a Culinary Immersion day in Sydney’s Circular Quay in June this year and what a fun day that was. It made me realise that perhaps a cruise might be a nice idea! So I am testing the cruising waters (so to speak) by starting with a reasonably short cruise of 8 days and 8 nights. Let’s see if I like it. What do you think? Will I?
We will be cruising for a few days before arriving at Port Vila, Vanuatu for the day. The next day will be spent at Mystery Island, Vanuatu. The following day we will be visiting Lifou, New Caledonia. And then we will be cruising our way back to Brisbane. I am thinking that I will most certainly be Lovin’ Life cruising to such wonderful places! No cooking, no washing, no housework, no responsibilities! 8 days of relaxation, fun and being waited on. I say … bring it on!!
I’ve been concerned about getting sea sick but never fear I have covered everything! I have sea sickness wrist bands, sea sickness tablets and I’ve been to the doctor and have any infection, diarrhea, vomiting and/or dehydration all covered. I am ready for any possible medical contingency – hopefully!!
While I’m away I won’t be publishing any blog posts. I’ll be using this time for a digital detox and a mind holiday! However, depending on how reliable the internet access is, I will try to post the odd photo to Instagram when opportunity presents (and that will go through to the blog’s Facebook page and Twitter also).
Finally, I will be able to add some new countries to my very embarassing list of overseas countries I have travelled to. Actually, it means I will now have a list. Before this cruise, the only overseas country I have travelled to is SINGAPORE (many years ago). Soon I will be able to add Vanuatu and New Caledonia and may the list begin, and hopefully be added to and continue to grow.
I crave travelling to places I have never been before and seeing, doing and experiencing things I’ve never seen, done and experienced before, and learning about other cultures and the world generally! I’m hoping to meet new people on this cruise and make new friends! This is an opportunity to open up my world to new experiences and friends and I hope to make the most of it!
See you on the flip side where I am sure I will have lots of stories and photos to share.
Ciao for now,
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