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Iâ€™m neither old nor fat (at the time of writing), so you might wonder why I chose to cruise. (I might get into trouble for saying that, but letâ€™s be honest; itâ€™s true, with some exceptionsâ€¦)
Believe it or not, cruising turned out to be the cheapest way to see the South Pacific. At 60% off, our tickets had as paying just over 100 AUD a day. Expensive, you say? Well no, not if you take into account the lack of air fares, and that 100 AUD covers travel, accommodation, food and service.
And everything was top quality. Iâ€™d never felt so pampered in my life. Waiters catered for my every whim and a room steward cleaned my room twice a day. And if I was too lazy to go to dinner, room service was free.
The cruise ship kitchen definitely didnâ€™t skimp on food either. Dinner was a four-course meal every night, and if we were still peckish after that, there was a 24-hour buffet available upstairs.
I think we got a good deal â€“ I heard that a hotel
room on the
I know; Iâ€™ve heard the â€śculture over luxuryâ€ť
argument â€“ and I agree with it. But Iâ€™ve been sick for the last year and a
half, so backpacking through