Saturday 4 April 2015

Confessions of a Cruise Chick - Part 1

G'day! Bonjour! Bulla!

I'm back from cruising around the South Pacific and Fiji! The three different greetings above were used at different ports of call and were used a LOT. What a wonderful experience I had with my 5 travelling companions. Would you like to see some photos? I will try and stick to my absolute favourites so this post doesn't get too photo heavy.

Day 1 - Sydney Harbour

After flying to Sydney from Brisbane, I was picked up at the airport in a private vehicle. Four of my travelling companions were already in the car and we were to meet up with one more lady at the cruise terminal.

From left to right - my sister Denise, me, my mum Maree, my step-mother Jenny, my step-Aunty Chris. Still waiting to meet up with Peta-Marie

The view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the back of the ship

My mum Maree

Selfie with mum ;)

Drinks in hand and ready to set sail! We found Peta-Marie - phew!

photo opportunity of another ship leaving the Harbour

And we are off - backing out of the Harbour with a great view of the Sydney Opera House 

First port of Call - Noumea, New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a French Territory hence the Bonjour at the beginning of my post as French is the predominant language. The currency is the Pacific Franc.

Sailing into Noumea

The old ducks waiting for our tour of the city

My sister and I
Stunning view of the marina

Another stunning view

Lifou, Loyalty Islands

Check out that water!

yep, another selfie lol

the local markets

on the tender to go back to the ship

that ship is huge!!

I hope I haven't bored you to tears! 

Now, as my title suggests there may be some confessions. Hmmm, not really. I can think of one off the top of my head. My sister and I started drinking alcohol at 10am on one of the sea days. Naughty!!!

Until the next installment.... See ya xx


  1. Lovely pix - GORGEOUS weather by the looks of those skies and seas! Thanks for sharing - looking forward to part II


  2. Lovely! Gorgeous pictures and love that blue skies. Great to see you relaxing...I bet it was fun to get away from day to day routine life.

  3. Lovely! Gorgeous pictures and love that blue skies. Great to see you relaxing...I bet it was fun to get away from day to day routine life.

  4. Grat photos Kylie. Lovely to have your family and friends around you.

  5. You looked to have had a fab time Kylie. The skies and sea look perfect! That cruise ship looks absolutely enormous. :)

  6. It looks wonderful Kylie and sounds like a good time was had. Carol x

  7. fab photos, looks like a dream! And I bet there are lots of things that you won't confess xx

  8. Awesome scene! Great relax time. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photo's Kylie and I am so glad that you had a great holiday:) Hugs xx

  10. Fab photos - looks amazing. I look forward to seeing more of your adventures :)

  11. Great pics Kylie. Looks like a fun bunch you traveled with! :) I want to hear more of the confessions part :) xx

  12. Welcome home, Kylie...I've missed you so much! Beautiful photos of you and your 'gang', and the panoramic views are just amazing! Sounds like you had great fun, especially if you started drinking at 10am :) Hey, it's 5 o'clock somewhere no matter where you are, right? Please share more with us if you have time, I love seeing places I've never visited ~ Hugs to you!

  13. Great photos, I love cruising, and looks like you had a great time. Gail xx


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