10 Reasons why I love to cruise


Yesterday evening a fellow travelblogger Travelshopgirl shared a blog post by another blogger under the name of Wanderabouts called ‘The Top 10 reasons why we LOVE to cruise‘. It caught my eye and must have done the same for Travelshopgirl as she proceeded with her own ‘top 10 reasons to cruise’ post. That prompted me to […]

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Aurea Spa: taste of Bali on Splendida


If you have read my earlier posts on Splendida you’ll have gathered that she oozes character. She is vibrant (flamboyantly so at times) but also a calming oasis – that is if you venture into the soothing spa found onboard. The Aurea Spa, thermal suite and gym found on the forward of deck 14 is no […]

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Exploring the other side – day 2 on Splendida


  On the night before a sea day I normally stay up late. You will find me in the nightclub dancing the night away. Knowing I have nowhere to be the following morning gives me the perfect opportunity to let my hair down and subsequently sleep in the following morning. Why not, it is a […]

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Nordic Maiden’s Italian Fling


“Something this had never happened to her before. It was like the stars had aligned in most splendid fashion to lead her to this point in time. As she laid on her comfortable bed, still half asleep, her hands ran over the smoothness of the padded velvet headboard as if to reassure her it wasn’t […]

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Stunningly picturesque Mykonos Island


On our fifth day we called in at the small island of Mykonos, located east of Athens in the Aegean sea. It is a small island, just 33sqm in size, approximately halfway between Athens and the Turkish port of Kusadasi.  Mykonos is known for its glamorous party scene, but when you visit it during the day that […]

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Canal cruising and exploring ancient Corith


After our exciting Baklava find on the island of Corfu, Vision of the Seas sailed on to the mainland Greece port of Piraeus, just 15km from Athens city centre.  It is a huge port with two terminals as it handles a lot of cruises and local cruise ferries – plus an immense amount of international cargo to the European […]

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Vegan Baklava heaven of Corfu town


Our next port of call, after leaving the beautiful Kotor in Montenegro, was the 2nd largest of the Ionian islands, Corfu. This Greek island is located by the most northwestern coast of Greece. In fact, the northeastern tip of Corfu at its narrowest has only a 3km stretch of sea separating it from Albania. As […]

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Princess Cruises: Caribbean Princess (ship visit)

Caribbean Princess at sea

(I have had an extremely busy time at work, hence lack of recent activity on my blog. There will be more updates soon on my week-long sailing on Vision of the Seas. Before I do that, I want to share my day-visit experience onboard Caribbean Princess while it is still fresh.) At the end of […]

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Adriatic medieval gem for cat ladies – Kotor!


One of the two reasons why I was as excited about my May cruise onboard the Vision was the itinerary – specifically our first port of call Kotor in Montenegro. Kotor is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site due to its stunning architecture, most dating back to time under the Venetian empire and brief period […]

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