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‘That’ Transpacific Cruise. PART 3

March Transpacific Cruise on the MS Maasdam When we sailed away from Raratonga in the Cook Islands in the early afternoon of 13th March with the ship now at just over half capacity we knew we now had a few sea days ahead with all the cancelled French Polynesian Ports but were still looking forward… Continue reading ‘That’ Transpacific Cruise. PART 3

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‘That’ Transpacific Cruise, Part 2

It has to be said that our ships master, Captain P.J. Van Maurik worked tirelessly to get us into ports, as I know many people in Holland America Line were doing for us behind the scenes. After several days of negotiating with both the Cook Islands & Papette port authorities it was agreed that the… Continue reading ‘That’ Transpacific Cruise, Part 2

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’That’ Transpacific Cruise – Part 1

4 weeks on board the MS Maasdam during the global coronavirus pandemic. (PART 1) Despite the title of this blog, if I am completely honest I don’t think I ever really felt ‘stranded’ on the Maasdam because despite the emotional rollercoaster we have all been on during the past 4 weeks I feel that pretty… Continue reading ’That’ Transpacific Cruise – Part 1

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Covid 19 – Stranded at sea

We are currently stuck on the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Maasdam in the middle of the South Pacific. Unfortunately however none of my blogs with any content or photos will currently upload with the poor wifi, so if anyone wants to follow our current “adventure” then please like our facebook page ‘Mums Travel… Continue reading Covid 19 – Stranded at sea

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Cruising and Coronavirus!

Last year we totally fell in love with Polynesia. This year we returned to do a similar but longer transpacific cruise, returning to some of the islands we loved and taking the opportunity to visit some completely new ones, including those of Fiji, Hawaii and Christmas Island. This 34 night cruise ‘should’ be the trip… Continue reading Cruising and Coronavirus!

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7 Days in Rotarua

7 Days in and around Rotarua and it still wasn’t long enough. Last year we were fortunate enough to enjoy a two week cruise around New Zealand aboard Royal Caribbean’s ‘Ovation it the seas’ and although as with any cruise you only basically get a few hours in each port, it was enough for us… Continue reading 7 Days in Rotarua

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11 Perfect days in Australia

Australia never fails to surprise or delight. It is understandable that 200 years ago the Aboriginals felt the land so sacred and in fact still do today. There truly is something spiritual & magical about Australia and I know I’m not alone in saying that. Whilst I have some special personal ties to Australia, I… Continue reading 11 Perfect days in Australia

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Pray for Australia, pray for rain (just not tonight)

I, like many have watched with horror at the recent bush fires raging out of control in Australia and in New South Wales in particular. The damage done to both the wildlife and their habitat is beyond horrendous. We made a donation to the Australian bushfire fund and sponsored an injured koala named Paul, whom… Continue reading Pray for Australia, pray for rain (just not tonight)

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A new adventure is about to begin

Around the globe AGAIN in 2020 It's almost a year to the day that Cameron and I set off for our first circumnavigation around the globe. Little did we know then that in 12 months time we would be getting ready to do it all over again (plan A had been for him to return… Continue reading A new adventure is about to begin