If you ever told me I’d be getting on a ship during an Aussie winter month and would spend five days in sunshine, I’d think you were crazy.

This however, was my very fortunate reality when boarding The Pacific Encounter cruise earlier this month.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love winter, the hot drinks and the cosy blankets.

But I gained a whole new appreciation for our beautiful country’s mere size when I got to spend five days – that were meant to be freezing – snorkelling and cruising through…

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