Saturday 15 December 2012

Anniversary cruise in style

On the balcony of our cabin

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of school commitments, work lunches and awards ceremonies. (That’s the reason for my lack of writing and blogging. I visited Dalebrook tidal pool in Kalk Bay, travelled there by train and spent a lovely morning on the beach with around 120 grade 2 learners! What a quaint little gem of a town, I certainly plan to visit again soon.
 As crazy busy as it has been, I would not change a single thing. #reallyspecialtimes. 

 My family and I were privileged enough to depart on a 3 day MSC Sinfonia cruise to nowhere. Since it was my first time cruising with my boys, I thought a 3 day cruise would be the best way to test their tolerance for it.

Checking in our bags

All my boys ready to set sail

En route to the cabins
 The trip was extra special as Ghaalid and I were celebrating our anniversary, and wanted to do it in a different setting with the boys. With reference to my previous post, this is truly an achievement as we were celebrating 17 years of marriage! We got married really young, despite all the misgivings around us- we wanted to be with each other and saw no reason to wait. So at 18 years old, I tied the knot with my soul mate. I feel like he is this special person, who knows me inside out, who knows what I am feeling without me having say anything. He’s my best friend, my confidant, my biggest fan and supporter.  I feel really blessed to have him and my gregarious 3 boys in my life. It has not been easy, but one has to work at it and breed a culture of compromise and understanding and trust combined with loads of fun!

Bye bye Cape Town

The scene of the Oh Ship! Festivities
 The cruise was nothing less than spectacular, it also happened to be the 5FM Oh Ship! Cruise which added that extra party vibe. We enjoyed a couples massage at the Spa in the most amazing room overlooking the endless sea. The theatre shows were good, restaurants offered lovely meals. My boys enjoyed the kid’s cub, having a balcony cabin all to themselves for the 4 days (we were unable to dock in the harbour when planned due strong winds), countless smoothies from the juice bar and just enjoyed it to their hearts content. (A-la Suite life on deck!)

Ihsaan (who loves Swiss Roll) was in love with this choc one!

Relaxing on deck

Ameer & Ihsaan enjoying the pool

View from deck, lounging after our massage

The infamous smoothies

Watching the dolphins

I could seriously do a longer cruise…. Now that I know I can handle the intense and constant swaying of the ship!

A few of my onboard purchases

Hello CT!

Ciao for now!

RuBe xoxo

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