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Around the world in 80 ways: Cruise ship

When we first booked 16 nights aboard Rhapsody of the Seas it sounded like heaven. Then we started to tell people. 16 nights, they said, that’s a long time. 602 more words



Our last port of call was Bali. The immigration and tender process was so poorly organised that we only ended up with a pitiful 3 hours in Kuta. 119 more words


You know when you are doing a walking trail, and it says “waterfall, 2 hours return” and then you do it in about 45 minutes? We’ve always wondered how they work out the estimated time it will take. 340 more words


Darwin is our last Australian port and we get a whole day and a half here. We spend our first afternoon looking around town and swimming in the wave pool (the lagoon was a bit too gross for swimming). 275 more words


Unlike Brisbane, where the ship docked at the bulk terminal, or Airlie Beach where we had a lengthy tender ride, in Cairns the cruise terminal is right next to the CBD. 347 more words

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is mainly a jumping off point for tours to the Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays. We didn’t go on any of the “excursions” organised by the cruise line as they were all ridiculously overpriced, and the timing didn’t really work out for going on any we organised ourselves. 142 more words


Our first port of call on our round the world adventure is the very close city of Brisbane. We’ve been to Brisbane a few times, so we dedicated most of the day to catching up on admin (where we discovered that applying for a Myanmar evisa on an iPad is close to impossible). 98 more words