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Top tips for cruising with a baby!

Our family's favourite way to holiday has become cruising. We find it such a relaxing, easygoing way to travel with kids. You avoid airports and unpacking at each destination. You have access to multiple dining options, and babysitting around the clock. The tropical locations we've chosen haven't been half bad, either. Of the ten cruises… Continue reading Top tips for cruising with a baby!

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Our Hellish Holiday; Part three: la réunion de famille

Dr Emilie must have been able to read the disappointment on my face. She says she was very sorry but it seemed nothing more could be done. She was so empathetic. I asked her "What about online bookings?", so she came with me to the computer and we searched. It appeared there was a flight… Continue reading Our Hellish Holiday; Part three: la réunion de famille

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Our Hellish Holiday; Part two: la maman Australienne et son Bebe

As Patrick negotiated the twists and turns of our hilly drive, I began to wonder a few things: How far away was the hospital? When would Port Agent reappear? Was this man trustworthy? I recognised some of the landscape from my previous visits to Noumea- an Art Deco church, a gated mansion, a park. Everything… Continue reading Our Hellish Holiday; Part two: la maman Australienne et son Bebe

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Our Hellish Holiday; Part One: Bon Voyage

My family and I have been planning our annual holiday since January. We have longed to cruise again since our last rapid-fire cruising experience with three cruises in six months in 2010 when Bean was a mere babe. As a family of five we had contemplated the logistics of travel by a mode where cabins… Continue reading Our Hellish Holiday; Part One: Bon Voyage