Jealousy is a great Motivator

South Pacific cruise 2009
By Val
@valmnz (13120)
New Zealand
April 27, 2016 1:02am CST
Some of you may remember that about seventeen months ago my sister and I went on a cruise, from Sydney Australia down to Tasmania and return via Melbourne. It was my third cruising experience and my sister's first. She obviously enjoyed it as an hour and a half ago she and her husband left Auckland, New Zealand on a ten day South Pacific cruise. Right now she is probably sipping a cocktail, watching the lights of Auckland disappear as she sails out of the harbour, waiting for dinner. And I am madly jealous. I think my husband may be too. We've both been talking cruises now for the past few days. We probably know every Pacific and Australian cruise happening in the next fifteen months, and the cost of each one. Our passports need renewing and we'll be doing that as soon as we get home from our beach break in a couple of weeks time. Don't be surprised if you hear of our 2017 cruise booked some time before the year is over. For us, cruising is the ultimate holiday and the South Pacific islands are calling us.
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@LadyDuck (126307)
• Switzerland
27 Apr 16
I know you are going to book your cruise soon Val and I know how much you are going to enjoy it.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
We've started saving Anna
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@LadyDuck (126307)
• Switzerland
28 Apr 16
@valmnz This is a great idea, we are planning a vacation in the north of France later this year. A friend will join us, we want to see the area around Strasbourgh.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
28 Apr 16
@LadyDuck that sounds as if it will be a wonderful holiday.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
i'm so glad they got to go 'n hopefully they'll 've a grand time. 2017?? i'm shocked y'all aint lookin' to do such sooner :)
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
The bank account would be more than shocked if we did it any sooner
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• United States
27 Apr 16
@valmnz i hear ya there, hon! mine'd plum faint :D
@xFiacre (7228)
• Ireland
27 Apr 16
@valmnz So you've got your sister hooked!
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
It looks like it. As you know I'd love to do the Ghan railway from Darwin to Adelaide, but my husband doesn't want to. Still, I would never turn down the chance for a cruise
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@xFiacre (7228)
• Ireland
27 Apr 16
@valmnz Ah, the mighty Ghan! It doesn't speak of cocktails at sunset though .
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27 Apr 16
Im jealous
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
Well, that makes two of us
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28 Apr 16
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@Rollo1 (16713)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Apr 16
I have always wanted to take a cruise, but I doubt I ever will. The time for me to do things like that was when I was young and then I never would have. So, there you are. I hope you do get to take your cruise and that you pick a good one.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
Thanks Anja. It will depend on my husband's health, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
@Jessicalynnt (47938)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
I am also jealous, totally wanna go!
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
If we'd had the funds we'd have gone with them!
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@dodo19 (28463)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
27 Apr 16
I hope you guys are able to do it together soon. I also hope your sister and her husband enjoy. Enjoy!
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
Thanks Dominique
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@Platespinner (19146)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Apr 16
Someday I hope to go on s cruise. Meanwhile I'll make the most of the travel opportunities I can afford!
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
Which is exactly what we'll be doing when we go north next week.
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@JudyEv (103717)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Apr 16
I would love to do another cruise but I guess we'll be saving for our next trip to Ireland. I do wish he'd come home to Australia to live but I know it's not going to happen.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
I must admit I'm pleased our son is only two hours away.
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@marlina (64793)
• Canada
27 Apr 16
We are totally different on this topic. A cruise would be the last thing on my mind. I hate being on the water.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
We all enjoy different types of holiday
@cherigucchi (4034)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Glad to hear that you are going to do that soon with your hubby. I wish we can also do that
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
We've still got a lot of saving to do!
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27 Apr 16
Enjoy..
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@sol_cee (13945)
• Japan
27 Apr 16
Im also excited for 2017.
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@sueznewz2 (9719)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Apr 16
I'm sure you'll find the one that's just right for you....
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
Well, the one we can afford anyway
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@sueznewz2 (9719)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Apr 16
@valmnz true ...lol's they're not cheap are they....
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
28 Apr 16
@sueznewz2 they are cheap compared to many other holidays, when you consider the cot of accommodation, food and entertainment is included. That's why we like them.
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@miniam (9285)
• Bern, Switzerland
27 Apr 16
And im sure you`ll enjoy it.Where is Tasmania?never heard of that name before
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
It's the island at the bottom of Australia
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@miniam (9285)
• Bern, Switzerland
28 Apr 16
@valmnz Then i hope you can make it too as im so sure you`ll love it.Australia has always appeared too far away for me to vacation. l have 4 weeks holidays in a year and these must be divided into 3,and no way im flying miles and miles for a 1 week holiday, not worth it.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
28 Apr 16
@miniam we are a long way from the rest of the world! Which is why I've onl travelled in Australia, the South Pacific and South East Asia.
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@poehere (17801)
• French Polynesia
28 Apr 16
Book a cruise and meet me on the islands of Tahiti. I'll be happy to show you the islands and take you around to some wonderful spots that aren't visited on tours. Have fun and enjoy the South Pacific.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
28 Apr 16
The cruises from New Zealand to Tahiti are very expensive! We've looked at them before. It's not on the more commercial routes.
@poehere (17801)
• French Polynesia
28 Apr 16
@valmnz Sorry to hear that. I know it's only a 5 hour fight from here to NZ. I thought it would be simple to find a cruise from there to here that wouldn't be too expensive.
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@imravi (2373)
• India
27 Apr 16
Enjoy the cruise..... the thing I liked the most is the headline because I once modified the quote, for me jealousy can be the way to be on top.....lol
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
My jealousy doesn't last long, but it does make me start dreaming myself
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@imravi (2373)
• India
28 Apr 16
@valmnz That's the power of jealousy. ....lol
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@jaboUK (51450)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 16
I love cruising too, but I've never done the South Pacific. I hope you manage to book a cruise there - good luck.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
28 Apr 16
It's a lot easier for us as it's right on our door step.
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@PainsOnSlate (19652)
• Canada
28 Apr 16
I hope you get there and have a wonderful trip. I enjoy cruising but my husband is not fond of it. He prefers to drive or fly somewhere. I would love to sail by the South Pacific sights on a cruise.
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
28 Apr 16
It is interesting going ashore and seeing how different cultures live.
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@Corbin5 (84996)
• United States
27 Apr 16
That jealousy sounds like a very good time is coming your way!!!
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@valmnz (13120)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
A bit of saving to do first though
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