You how a little ways back I was
And earlier this year, I said I
But Hubby has this tendency to make sure all the options are looked at. So he said "what about Princess Cruises", whom I'd written off because they didn't have any South Pacific cruises in our timeframe. But, there was this one cruise...
...departing from Sydney, heading north via:
- Port Douglas
- Hong Kong
- Taipei (Taiwan)
- Kagoshima (Japan)
- Busan (Korea)
- Shanghai (China)
- Dalian (China)
and finishing up in Beijing!!!
And it's on the "big" ship the Diamond Princess!!!
So after some umming and ahhing, we are going to spend 24 days cruising and exploring Australia and Asia, then 3 days in Beijing, before flying home. We will be away for nearly a month and I am beyond excited! And just between you and me - the prices were amazing - $70 a day (per person) for the cruise and all meals! We had to pay to fly home and for our few days in Beijing, but there was NO WAY I was travelling all that way and not visiting the Great Wall!
Heaps of people have asked "are the kids coming too?" and whilst leaving them behind and upgrading ourselves to a balcony was tempting, we decided they'd enjoy the trip too (might even be educational and stuff!).
We depart on the 8th of March - 26 days and counting! The kids and I have started doing some homeschooling based on our upcoming adventure - so much fun stuff to learn! History, geography, economics, languages!!! So you can bet I will be filling you in (and thank goodness I now have something to blog about!).
Ni hao holidays!!!!!