I am a mum who is learning how to use my camera. I post on Instagram janes_photo_gallery. Having so much fun.
Published March 27th 2017
Everyone deserves to be pampered on a holiday
Coming into Adelaide this November for just a day stopover is the beautiful Voyager of the Seas. On this cruise she leave Perth on 28th October and on the 4th cruising day arrives in Adelaide.
I have been on this ship for a 14 day South Pacific and New Zealand cruise, the first cruise with the husband and kids. Husband gets sick going over to Kangaroo Island, daughter gets sick going whale watching on the Gold Coast. So this was a big gamble. I was going to be alright and I thought my son would be as well. We left Sydney through the Heads and that was the only rough part and hubby was a bit sick. But after that nothing stopped us, except sleep.
One thing I was worried about were the other 3,000 passengers on board. I thought the ship would be crowded and you would have to grab deck chair early, all that stuff. But to our surprise, 3,000 people very quickly disappear in this huge ship. There are so many places to go and things to see and do.
I will not give too many secrets away because you will need to discover these by yourself. But one thing I did find when I was looking into this holiday was that there weren't many photos around. And now I understand why - you have to see it to believe it.
The 14 nights we had are still as fresh today as ever. The crew couldn't do enough for our children and us. The 'same time dining' option was recommended to us, so we had the same waiters for every evening meal. That was a highlight for us. We were so well looked after by the staff it was very sad on our last day to leave them.
We had stops in Noumea, Fiji, Wellington, Auckland, and Tauranga. This ship never stopped surprising us. It was truly a mother's holiday. Everything is done and made by the time you finish breakfast and you go back to a clean, beds-made cabin with dry towels. The food was very good and if you have any problems just speak to your waiter and they will go out of their way to help you.
You will walk miles around the ship on all levels because sometimes it is quicker than the crowd waiting for the lift. That is when you walk your desserts off. Also on every level, from bow to stern and in the corridors, they have hung artwork and have historic articles behind glass. I took over 3,000 photos on this trip, and yes, it was good. I would step back on board tomorrow for another 14 nights of pure cruising in style.
What is this room? It took me a second once I stepped in - couldn't believe it.