Monday, December 31, 2018

Cruising In Style

What better way to end December but with a beautiful memory of our recent trip to Vietnam. So glad that my family and I was able to unwind after a tiring yet productive year.

I don't travel light. In fact I never do. The fashion blogger in me brought out some of these looks. Which one is your favorite? :)

Our trip was unique because rather than traveling by plane, we reached Vietnam via Cruise. It was such a carefree trip and I must say that staying on board is like living the life of royalty. 

Upon boarding, we were briefed on Safety procedures just in case. Hello Life Vest. 

Here are some of the things you can do while the Ship is sailing and once you reached Vietnam:

Take a stroll any time you feel like it, but I would say that it's extra magical at night. Make sure to get a room with a balcony. It is a must for you to enjoy your journey.

Trust me. Watch the shows at least once, but if you can, why not do it every night. You'll be amazed with the world-class acts, with themes ranging from romance to drama, to even magic shows.  Some of the shows I got to watch were Love Around the World , Mystical Land , and SPIRITS by Vincent Vignaud. 

There are also live music you can enjoy by the Taverna if you want to chill by the bar and enjoy the breeze

I've always been one of the boys when it comes to food.  Imagine, you can eat as much as five times a day, to your heart's delight. Whatever kind of cuisine you're craving for, it's available on-board. 

There are inclusive meals , as well as dishes you can pay a little extra for. And when I say you can eat as much as you want, if you're hungry at around 11pm, there's still so much food to satisfy your tummy.

Steak and Seafood Platter

As much as you enjoy the luxurious life on board, make it a point to book some onshore excursions to ensure that you get the most out of your stay in Vietnam. Since you have limited time to explore on your own, best to join the group excursions so that your transportation and must see City Highlights are all taken care of. 

So here we are at Ho Chi Minh City. During our first day in Vietnam, we visited the Reunification Palace which served as the presidential home and workplace of South Vietnam.

Here we also got to visit the War Remnant Museum where we got to view fighter planes, tanks and conventional bombs used during the Vietnam War. 

In terms of economic losses, North Vietnam was said to have lost 100% of their powerplants, with 200,000 dead and injured.

I enjoyed our second day excursion more since the setting is more chill and very instagram worthy. This is Po Nagar, located in Nha Trang Vietnam.

Can't blame me for being fashion forward; I think I just got myself some fans and haters. A little Tourist shot to mark the territory, lol

If you are into marine life, then you'd enjoy the Institute of Oceanography.

And yes, while in Vietnam, do not forget to try their Pho (Noodles) and Seafood.

Once you're back from your excursions, spoil yourself by getting a full body authentic Thai massage on-board.  Your body will eventually thank you.

If you have an eye for culture and the arts, then a visit to Minh Phuong would be a great idea. You'll find various fine arts and handicrafts that you may want to take home as a souvenir.

You can also opt to listen to some music while visiting Hon Chong Promontory, which also offers a fine view of the Nha Trang coastline.

In our case, this particular masterpiece caught dad's eye and voila, it is now in our office. The stunning art panels are labor-intensive, made from mother of pearl lacquer.

If hitting the gym is not your thing, then why not indulge yourself with either the jacuzzi or swimming pool for some refreshing splash. 

Whether you want to clear your thoughts or just need a change of scenery, by just looking at the High Sea leaves you breathless. It's so majestic that you tend to simply live in the moment. The panoramic view of nature gives you so much good vibes. I enjoyed my balcony room so much that I can't help but dance to some music while enjoying the cool breeze.

The last night on ship will be a time where all will be gathered for a dining experience to remember. The Crew will also perform while the guests enjoy their sumptuous dinner.

If you feel like taking a notch higher, then glam up for some pictorial while on-board.

Ladies and Gents, how about some of these?

Whether it be selfies or group shots, best to bring these memories with you. After all, it isn't often that you get to have your hotel lodging on a cruise.

'til the next adventure. Thank you 2018.


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