Road to El Nido with Daytripper

Road to El Nido with Daytripper

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers?! Are you like the Gourmet Getaways team in planning most of our travels ahead of time? Do you want to relax and enjoy the moment while traveling? Today I'm taking you to one of the most popular island destinations in the Philippines – El Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise- Day 7

Pacific Dawn Cruise- Day 7

Friday Day 7 Oh...  I am a little sad! It is the final day of our cruise on board the Pacific Dawn, and I don’t want to go home. I am really going to miss being on the sea, with the most majestic of views all around. As usual I crept out of my cabin for an early morning cappuccino in the Lido Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Palm Court Restaurant

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Palm Court Restaurant

It seems each time we go to Turtle Cove to collect our children we are greated by a different painted face.  This evening Anais is wearing her "Island Dress" and is painted as a beautiful butterfly.   It is Island night on the ship this evening so everyone is dressed appropriately. The plans were Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 5 Vanuatu

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 5 Vanuatu

6.30am We are day 5 of our 7 day Pacific Island cruise on board the Pacific Dawn. I am writing this update whilst sitting in the Lido Cafe on deck twelve overlooking the still blue sea’s near Vanuatu. It has taken me a good five minutes to establish what day of the week it is, as I sip on my Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 4 Lifou

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 4 Lifou

We are to disembark the ship via a tendering process today at Lifou. Lifou is part of the Loyalty Island group, and another over sea's territory of France. It is known for the limestone caves and coral reefs. It is a tiny coral island with a population of approximately 10,200 people. The seas Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 3 – New Caledonia Wine & Cheese Tasting

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 3 – New Caledonia Wine & Cheese Tasting

Noumea is known as the Paris of the Pacific. It has been occupied by the French since 1843, and was declared a French territory in 1957. I have always wanted to visited New Caledonia. I pictured it as a more sophisticated Pacific Island, with upmarket hotels, restaurants and shopping, my image Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 3 New Caledonia

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 3 New Caledonia

I have found my sea legs at last and bounded out of bed for my sacred cappuccino. Our cabin is internal, so it is pitch black 24 hours a day.  This is a godsend! The darkness allows hubby a chance to sleep in without the little ones waking. When I came up on deck I was amazed that it was such a Continue reading

La Luna Restaurant – Pacific Dawn Cruise

La Luna Restaurant – Pacific Dawn Cruise

There was a totally different feeling the moment we arrived at La Luna.  We are on our second evening on board the P & O Pacific Dawn. Our destination is the Pacific Islands starting with New Caledonia. Tonight we are dining at La Luna Restaurant. This restaurant is locate right next door to the Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 2 – At Sea

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 2 – At Sea

I woke to the gentle swaying of the boat.  To some I am sure this would be soothing, and may even lull a person to sleep. For me who gets ill in a rocking chair or hammock it was more than a little disconcerting.  To my relief though I am not feeling so ill. I start to type the words that have Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 1 The Evening

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 1 The Evening

Day 1 and by 3.00pm the children had made their way to deck 12, the lido deck and were happily swimming in the pool as the rain fell and the wind blew.  Being kids, they were oblivious to the weather and went between the spa and the children’s pool. The pools are located on a raised deck so Continue reading

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