Our first port of call on the Explorer Of The Seas was Noumea! I have visited Noumea numerous times and I always love experiencing something new each time I go. This time I went to 'Lemon Beach' on the hop on hop off bus that we caught from the cruise terminal! This was the first time I hadn't done a tour on the island and just done our own thing in town and I had a blast. Lemon Beach was GORGEOUS! Just look at the colour of that water. It was crystal clear blue and was such a lovely temperature for swimming.
My brother and I had a blast jumping off the floating pontoon with all of the local kids and making friends with them! The thing I most loved about going to Lemon Beach was probably socialising and chatting with the locals and doing what they do instead of all the tourist things. After we had a swim we enjoyed a delicious lunch across from the beach and had a nice walk. We also visited a DELICIOUS french Patisserie which is a must do! Noumea is a really fantastic place and I always have a wonderful time there; whether I am snorkelling on a small island, touring the city or simply enjoying the local beach, I always have a whole load of fun!
Life on board the beautiful Explorer Of The Seas was always exciting and lots of fun! The great thing about cruising is that you can do as little or as much as you like, so your cruise get away could be full of relaxing and reading on the deck or it could be party, party , party! How do I like to spend my time on board? Well, some days are relax at the pool but others are filled with dancing, entertainment and fun! On the Explorer Of The Seas, I know that when I checked the cruise compass every night for the following day, I was bound to find something exciting to do!
I loved going to the pool deck and tanning on a sun lounge and swimming in the pool or relaxing in the spa. I also loved the daily line dancing classes and music on the deck. I enjoyed going to the sales in the promenade and finding exciting buys, but also loved sitting down and enjoying a good book with beautiful views of the ocean! I absolutely loved spending time on the helipad and reading my book there and taking in the view, you don't get to experience that everyday! Sea days aboard Explorer Of The Seas was always exciting and wonderful, never a dull moment. CHECK EXPLORER OF THE SEAS SECTION FOR MORE!
On the 15th of December 2017 I flew to Sydney and boarded the Explorer Of The Seas! I was so excited to get cruising again and once again visit the beautiful South Pacific Islands. Seeing the ship docked in Sydney Harbour was amazing! Explorer is huge and very beautiful. The boarding process was quite quick which was great and stepping onto the ship for the first was very exciting. We were on the ship before a lot of other people, so it was beautiful to walk down the promenade and see it almost empty, compared to it always being packed on sea days! We then headed to the windjammer buffet for lunch which was of course delicious! And then it was time for the exciting part, exploring the ship!
Explorer Of The Seas was of course, beautiful! The theatre, and the dining room was gorgeous, the pool deck was fantastic and the ice skating, flow rider and rock climbing on board looked like a lot of fun. At around 6:30PM sailing out of Sydney, the cruise really begun! It is always the most exciting part of the cruise for me, because we are sailing out into the pacific ocean about to have an amazing nine nights cruising the South Pacific.
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When people are looking for a cruise for their family, they often struggle between Royal Caribbean International and Carnival Cruise Lines. Both cruise lines are lots of fun and for the family but Which one do you choose? I have only sailed on each cruise line once so this review is based off those experiences, what others have said and my own research.
In December 2015, my family did a trip around the USA and a cruise around Mexico! It was an incredible trip that I will never forget. We did a 7 night cruise that left from Los Angeles and visited Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. I enjoyed this trip thoroughly! The ship was absolutely beautiful! The atrium was stunning, the entertainment was fantastic and the food was delicious like usual! There were so many wonderful things to do on board and I was never bored. The pool deck was lovely and so was the rest of the ship!
The shows each night were incredible! The shows by the production team on board were my favourite! The food was delicious! The food in the dining room and the buffet was fantastic, I also loved the international cafe which had delicious sandwiches, rolls and deserts! While I was on the ship, I spent a lot of time on the pool deck swimming and at lounges reading my book or joining in one of the activities. There were dance classes, trivia, craft and more activities on offer. TO READ MORE CLICK BELOW!
The dining experience on cruise ships are truly unique. It is always a highlight of the holiday! When you go on a cruise definitely get a set dining time in the main dining room as it adds to the experience! There are also specialty restaurants on board which are wonderful!
On Voyager Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean we had an absolutely wonderful experience. Our two waiters Arnel and Emed were absolutely fantastic! I had so much fun getting to know them throughout the holiday. Arnel and Emed were so lovely to us and always greeted us with a big smile. They worked very hard to make sure that everything was right and our experience was as good as possible. It was very hard to say goodbye! The food on cruise ships is beautiful. The menu is different every night and has a great variety of food to choose from! My favourite part is dessert!
The buffet is also fantastic. I usually go to the buffet for breakfast and lunch but is also open for dinner. It also has delicious food options and something for everyone!
On Wednesday the absolutely stunning OVATION OF THE SEAS was docked in Brisbane, so I had to go and check it out! Ovation is the fourth biggest ship in the world, and the biggest to ever sail the southern hemisphere, it did NOT fail to disappoint!
The ship was absolutely stunning! It looked so beautiful, and I just wanted to get on it! Photos do not do it justice! It was really wonderful to see. There was lots of people there to see it which was great, an entire cruise community! Now I am really hoping that I will be able to go on it one day!
My recent trip on the stunning Royal Caribbean ship Voyager Of The Seas, was a wonderful two weeks. I have documented the trip in parts down below but I thought that I would do an overall review of the ship and my holiday. We did a 13 night South Pacific cruise leaving from Sydney then going to Noumea, Mystery Island, Port Vila, Suva, Latouka then ending in Sydney. South Pacific is one of my favourite itineraries and they didn't disappoint. The islands were all so beautiful and were my idea of paradise! If you want to read about the ports scroll down and read my individual posts. This particular post is about the ship!
Voyager Of The Seas was a stunning ship. She had everything that you could need. The Royal Promenade was so beautiful. That was where all of the shops and cafes were. Parties were also held there! The promenade made the ship very easy to navigate as everything was situated around it. The pool deck was one of the best I had come across while cruising. The two pools were beautiful and everything was set out really nicely. The flow rider, rock climbing and sports courts were all up on deck and they were great fun! We also loved the ice skating! It was lots of fun to do and the ice skating shows were truly wonderful. TO READ MORE AND GET SOME TIPS, CLICK ON THE READ MORE BUTTON!
Voyager of the Seas was such a wonderful ship to cruise on. It had everything that you could want. I loved the Royal Promenade (pictured above) which had some coffee shops and of course the shops! It was beautiful! The theatre was stunning and had some of the best shows I have ever seen at sea. And of course the view, my favourite view in the entire world. It is just so peaceful and beautiful to look out to the ocean and to smell the sea breeze and the salt air, there is truly nothing better. I was never bored while on the ship. Between iceskating, flowrider, swimming, rock climbing, shopping, dance classes and shows I always had something fun to do!
Our fourth port of call was Suva, Fiji! Suva is a beautiful tropical paradise! Suva is so green and lush. We went for a drive to The Pearl Resort where we spent a few hours. The drive was over an hour but it was lovely seeing the cute little houses and all of the stunning rainforest! The resort was beautiful! We spent the day in the beautiful resort pool and the resort beach which was lovely. Suva was a lovely place to visit!
Latouka was our final port. Latouka is a very industrial place so to go to a beach you must go further out of town. We just stayed in the city. It was stinking hot! There was a lot of good shopping for guys, not so much for girls so my brother go a lot of clothes! I couldn't wait to get back on the ship and have an iced chocolate from Cafe Promenade!
It is grand travelling to different places on a cruise, but my favourite part is spending time on the gorgeous ship! Almost everyday I went to the pool and swam or relaxed in the spa! I also love going to the flowrider, ice skating, shops, movies, shows and more!
One of the best parts of cruising is that you get to meet some of the coolest people on the ship, and when I get home miss everyone a lot! I love meeting people on the ship because they make a trip a whole lot more fun . These people in particular were super amazing! Every night we went to dinner in the a la carte dining room and were served by our amazing waiters Emed and Arnel! They were so wonderful to us! They work so hard to make sure everyone is happy and enjoying their trip!
There are also proffesional photographers on the ship which take excellent photos and Attila in particular was always smiling and super nice and really cool every time we talked to him! I miss Attila, Arnel and Emed soooo much! We also met a lovely American couple Ken and Susan who were so nice to get to know while on the ship.The post cruise depression is real!! There are also shows every night in the theatre and 'The Boys In The Band' were one of the many INCREDIBLE performances we saw while on the ship!
'The best cruises rests not with the ships, but the people you meet on them."
Our Second port of call was Mystery Island, part of Vanuatu! Mystery Island is a tiny little island with a few little huts for markets and a beautiful beach! It is basically only used by cruise ships! The beach there was also crystal clear and so blue, it was perfect! There were dancers and singers singing/dancing in traditional ways, which was really cool! There were some really nice markets with lots of handicrafts that the ladies make!
This would have to be one of my favourite ports, it was just so wonderful!
Hello! Welcome to my blog! When it comes to a holiday, a cruise is my ideal trip. A lot of people out there are probably asking why cruising? So I am here to convince you why that is the best way to travel! Going on a cruise is a stress free oppurtunity to get away and relax. On a cruise youi don't have to worry about what you are going to cook for dinner or all of the jobs you have to do, there are other people to do that for you! On the ships there is something for everyone to enjoy! From dance classes, to cooking courses and swimming they have it all! Every ship is different but some cruise lines have waterslides, rock climbing walls, flowriders, iceskating and more.
It is also fantastic waking up in the morning and being in a different place! It is so exciting getting off the ship and exploring then getting back on and relaxing!
What more could you want from a holiday?