Cruising

If ever you thought it was too expensive to take a cruise, think again.

A few years back we wanted to see a bit or Europe and thought we’d do a hop holidays. You know a week here, a week there and had the travel agent work out an itinerary for us. When they came back with a price, it was well and truly out of our price range, so we put the thought aside.

A couple of years back, by sheer coinsidence (or maybe not) I came across a cruise in the Mediterranean with Royal Caribbean and couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at the price, so we booked it and now it has become our preferred way to travel.

The ship was Brilliance of the Seas and when you take into account that the price includes: accommodation, meals, entertainment, gym, swimming pools, theatre show, pictures, shopping, 16 bars and lounge and so much more, it’s a bargain! It’s like travelling with all these features following you where ever you go. The best thing is, there is no airport, customs to queue at, no taxes, no having to be there for two hours or more before hand. The benefits are just ongoing. The liner takes care of customs so that when you arrive at port, you just get off the ship and off you go. As easy as that!

True, you only get to spend the best part of day in each country, but we look at it as a ‘sampler’. It gives us an idea of where we would like to spend more time and maybe where we wouldn’t plus value for money, you just cant’ beat it!

Our first cruise was made on a Royal Caribbean liner: Brilliance of the Seas and it took our breath away. If you want to check it out go to their website and check it: http://www.royalcaribbean.com.au/home.do in the meantime though, have a look at some our my pictures, I hope it urges you to give it a go. A brilliant way to travel!

Brilliance of the Seas at Villefranche-Sante, France

Brilliance of the Seas at Villefranche-Sante, France

Brilliance of the Seas Adults only swimming pool

Brilliance of the Seas Adults only swimming pool

BOS nine-storey central atrium

BOS nine-storey central atrium

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My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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2 Responses to Cruising

  1. maddy0290 says:

    I have always wanted to take a cruise around the South East Asian seas!! Someday, I sure will!! your article just notched up my hunger for cruising!! It’s like living in a city on the sea!! Just so beautiful… I can’t help but wonder, how beautiful the sky and moon would look from the sea…. *hey ho hey ho!!! I want a pirates life… *

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    • Hi Maddy, thanks for stopping by. It is like travelling in a floating city which also includes a doctor on board. Literally, anything you could want is there in the confinement of the ship. We love it!

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