A very Belated Update

Hello Blogpeeps

I had very good intentions of blogging when we got back from our cruise but it was just go, go, go to prepare for leaving for our holiday house as well as catching up with work. So I thought that once I got to our holiday house it would be easier but that did not work either because I still had work to catch up on and for some reason my internet connections here (using my Samsung S2 as a portable hot spot) was very poor and so slow it almost drove me insane. I did not want to add to the imminent insanity so I deferred my blogging for a better moment which hopefully is now.

The cruise was lovely, we both really enjoyed our time aboard. The Sinfonia is a good looking ship and very well maintained. The crew were friendly and helpful and the entertainment was outstanding. Our cabin was “bijou” but it did sport a king size double bed that was very comfortable. The bathroom “pod” is so small one could sit on the loo, wash your feet in the shower and brush your teeth at the basin at the same time but in spite of its very compact size it all worked well. The only disappointment was the food which was not all it is cracked up to be. Yes, there is loads of it and one could eat non-stop if that was the purpose of one’s cruise but the quality was inconsistent. Would we do it again?, absolutely! I loved being rocked to sleep at night and enjoying the fresh sea air during the daytime.

Here are some pics for those who are interested.

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The pool deck, at times it was like being surrounded by Buddist monks with all the orange towels!




The theatre on board where we enjoyed excellent entertainment.



Early morning arrival in Cape Town, nothing like Table Mountain to welcome you home!

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Fortunately our cruise was not affected by wind delays in the port but the following cruise was not so lucky, depending which way you look at it, they got an extra night on board because the wind was too strong for the ship to enter the port on its return.

Will try and blog again soon, if not, Merry Christmas to all my blog friends who celebrate this holy season. Blessings and Peace to you all.




26 thoughts on “A very Belated Update

  1. The cruise looks great! I’ve just looked at the date of your post. HAppy new year! I also took a blogging holiday over Christmas we went to ENgland to spend with the grandchildren and they wore me out. So despite my best intentions I never did anything. Sometimes our real life takes priortiy over our virtual one.

    I want to do a cruise up the Norweign Fjords. We did one in Canada to the glaciers and it was great. We ended up in Alaska. as you can see living in a hot country I’m a snow person 🙂

  2. Cruise looks really fab, Table Mountain is spectacular. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas too. Thanks so much for your very thoughtful comment on my blog. A Happy New Year to you and yours x.

  3. That seems a lovey ship, and much larger than the little Melody in which we did our little jaunt.
    Hope you had a fabulous Christmas, and here’s wishing you HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    • One of my clients also scored an extra night but were in limbo all day not knowing whether they were going into the port or not, so maybe not that much of a bonus after all.

    • We soon sussed out what was good and not so good in the food department and as we are not huge eaters we were quite satisfied with our choices. I had been led to expect real gourmet food and that it definitely was not on the Sinfonia.

    • Perhaps my expectations about the food were too high based on what I had heard about cruises. However we soon worked out what was good and had more than enough to eat.

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