Nicola Robey


Nicola Robey

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea October 6th 2018

Day 5 One of the first things I liked to do when I wake up was to open the curtains and admire the view. Today's view was turquoise and deep blue waters, an island full of palms and some pines and a rusty orange ship that was our introduction to the island of Marè..quaint. We joined a couple we didn't know for breakfast and chatted as you do. It's always nice to make new friends. Packing my larger of the two mermaid tails we took a small boat to the shore and a shuttle bus to Yejele Beach. There wasn't much in the way of tours at Marè. The shuttle ride provided glimpses of crystal clear waters, a few peak caps of white waves brushing against the shore, some magnificent rock/coral formations and plenty of greenery. ... read more
View from our balcony overlooking Marè
Captain Robèy overlooking Marè from deck 10
Beer pong

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea October 5th 2018

Day 7 and 8 We were headed back to Sydney and although it felt a little like the holiday was almost over we still had 2 more days at sea. There was still lots to do on board and we wanted to make the most of it. We checked out and played a few games. Watched shows and drank cocktails, sunbathed, ate lots and used the time to relax. Nicki and I did a Latin dance class together, which we both enjoyed even if we did look frogs in a blender..and so did everyone else. We may even do more lessons.. we will see.. Kym went missing for about an hour, no one knew where he was. The ship had 2 water slides. The yellow one was open, slow but afforded a view of the oceans ... read more
Km on the swinging day bed overlooking the ocean
Snuggles on a day bed

Oceania » New Caledonia October 3rd 2018

Day 6 The view once again from our balcony this morning was stunning. The Isle of Pines showed a beach to the left of white sand and an ocean split into a dark sea blue that shimmered like diamonds before meeting the land in an almost irridescent aquamarine. Taking a smaller boat to land the view again becoming postcard picture perfect loomed into a life size view. Disembarking off the boat we walked towards the left, mesmerized by the view. The white powder sand looked inviting and looking back toward the ship offered a spectacular view. Mangrove type trees lined the beach providing shelter to the many families already enjoying the tropical island. Small huts once again adorned the area offering a selection of food, drink, hairbraiding and massages. Looking over to the right another beach ... read more
Kym wandering through a small forest to the beach
Machete on a coconut
Soooooo good. Check out the water and little island

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea October 2nd 2018

Day 4 As we hadn't booked a tour from the ship for Nomeau, we got up at a not so god awful time and leisurely ate breakfast before getting changed and taking the free bus into town. Plenty of tours are on offer at half the price as the ones booked on the ship. We did book a hop on hop off bus and water taxi for $30 each. Our first stop was the morning markets and to be honest I would skip. There were more stalls at the visitor info center and that was the free bus ride. We did chat to a local who told us where the brewery was and that was something we wanted to do. It was our third stop (we skipped the second) and a short walk down Lemon Beach ... read more
Mojito Beer cocktail
Water Taxi to Duck island
Cocktails on the beach at Duck Island

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea October 1st 2018

Day 3 Another day at Sea. We chose the Empire silver service for breakfast. It just meant that I wasn't tempted to overstuff myself... I wanted to attend the ladies pamper session so went early as we had realised that some of the activities filled up fast. There was a semminar before it that I ended up sitting in on about detox and arch support... I'm so rocking this cruise.. anyways the pamper session was a cleanse, tone and moisturize with a quick makeover from something like a Thin Lizzy all in one make up thingy. We did most of it ourselves and of course the whole thing was a plug for the beauty services on board which were higher than normal prices (Adelaide prices anyway) Back at the cabin and spent a bit of time ... read more
My dress
All glammed up
Me and Nicki

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea September 30th 2018

Day 2 I felt a bit sad, today was my father's 2nd anniversary of passing, I didn't want to mourn but wanted to celebrate but the day had a slightly morose feeling, at least for myself. Today was our first official day at sea. When we woke up, I pulled the blinds and watched the vast expanse of the blue grey ocean before us, slightly rough, white peaks showing through. Spooning as you do, we lay in silence, contemplating the expanse of the ocean ad we watched the white peaks and the swell rise and fall... Buffett Brekky... ok buffet not so bad for breakfast.. still ate way more than what I usually ate.. just cause it was there..tasted good, felt full... I read that there were Free Mimosas and that word.. free.. always gets me ... read more
Curt getting frustrated
Chill out on a swinging lounge overlooking the ocean
Cocktail time

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea September 29th 2018

Day 1 An early morning start of 4am to catch the red eye to Sydney saw us tired, however landing in Sydney the excitement increased. Kym and I were appropriately dressed for a cruise. I donned a navy and white nautical inspired outfit right down to my shoes and nails and Kym wore his Captain Hellfire tshirt and 3 quorn pirate hat, which had comments all day about him being Captain Jack Sparrow and his got excited seeing a real pirate. An uber shared between the four of us and we were at Circular Quay. Dropping off our suitcases at the terminal we had a few hours to kill before boarding and walked to the Opera House and bought our first celebratory drinks overlooking our cruise ship and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The warm sun felt ... read more
Mermaid pic near room
First sunset
Cocktail, popcorn and movie

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 28th 2018

Day 8 Today is the day we wemt to Sunway Lagoon. First we had to quickly move hotels. Booking what we thought was a hotel room through for The Grand Suites Ramada Bukit Bintang, the room was actually a homestay, which is kind of like an air BnB. All of the Airbnb we have stayed at have been private residences within a hotel complex. They let us check in at 930 so we could go to Sunway Lagoon and have our bags in the room. The room was nice with a balcony and an infinity pool on the 9th floor. 40 minutes later we arrived at the amusement park. Not knowing where to start first, after dropping our stuff into a locker we decided to start with the scream attraction that our beautiful and very ... read more
Majestic white Tiger
White or 'blond' lion

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 28th 2018

Day 7 Although I felt a little seedy, I couldn't stay in bed, we were flying out at 11.40am and needed to be at the airport 2 hours before so I dragged my sorry ass out of bed and sat in the shower for a bit. A piece of dry bread was all I could stomach. Silly vodka... The flight was uneventful, although the views taking off from Langkawi were stunning. KLIA2 airport is easy to navigate so we made good time, especially as I was keen to rest. We had some issues getting a Grab to our hotel and what should have taken us an hour took us 2, arghhhh. We checked into our new Air BnB, a nice room in Bukit Bintang. We didn't have the stunning view that the Regalia Residences had but ... read more
Lots of pretty light's

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi April 27th 2018

Day 6 It was an early wake up for today's adventure of snorkeling at Pulau Payer Island. We still had time to enjoy our coffee and breakfast on our balcony watching the early morning birds on the roof of the buildings and mesmerized by the hues of the ocean before we set off. The clouds looked dark and thunder could be heard bellowing in the distance. On the bus ride over the rain began to pour, we weren't worried, having seen Malaysian thunderstorms before not lasting too long we figured it would rain now and leave us with blue skies to enjoy our snorkeling. Waiting with lots of people for our ferry ride, the rain eased off and our journey was over calm waters getting closer to those blue skies we had hoped for. The ferry ... read more
Enjoying the view
Me mermaiding

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