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The Island of Gili Air

In a last attempt to get our ticket on the ferry from Jakarta to Batam Island Di went online and was shocked to see the ferry we wanted was actually available and was leaving at 8am on the 18th of March, as we thought. Di filled in the requirements online…
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Cruise End and Nusa Dua

The final morning on the ship arrived. Di and I went to our farewell breakfast on board at our favourite restaurant at the back of the ship. It was then with joyous sadness that we said our goodbyes and commenced our departure; sadness, because we had a great time and…
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Kuta and American Politics

During our cruise we had the pleasure to meet many lovely Americans. At the time of the cruise the very complex American presidential election process had just started and often the conversation with the Americans would inevitably venture to the Republican/Democratic candidate debate. I found the Americans to be extremely…
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Komodo Island

One of the joys of being on a large ocean liner is that they give you the opportunity to take it for spin, after a few donuts and attempted burn-outs, I returned the ship to its normal cruising speed. Seriously though with all the modern technology on such a large…
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Fine Dining and Darwin

On my three previous cruises I have never had a balcony. I had often thought that all you really did in your room was sleep and shower so I never really saw the need to pay the extra for a balcony. On this cruise though both Diane and I really…
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