It’s not everyday that two 13-year-old kids get the opportunity to travel with their father to places like
My dad works for Visit Milwaukee and he has also interviewed and written about famous
The trip was a 10 day cruise on the Radisson Mariner from
While we flew from Milwaukee, our first adventure started in the Los Angeles airport. Before we departed on the Air New Zealand flight to
Auckland was great. We spent some time at a local outdoor mall, sat at a city park and watched a interesting game called cricket and paid a visit to the zoo where we saw the native Kiwi bird. We also went to the top of the
On the second day we boarded the Mariner. This was not my first cruise, but the Mariner and the ports blew the others out of the water! My dad has gone on a number of cruise lines but said the Mariner service was the best. I suspect that is because free wine was served at every meal. Our room had a balcony and the food and different restaurants were all awesome.
Because of the “tropical” theme of our ports, we traveled with a Polynesian dance troupe that entertained in the dining room, by the passengers and around the ship. They were so fascinating to watch. They were like nothing I have ever seen before. The way they could dance was just amazing; they really did provide a bunch of entertainment.
The highlights of the ports were many but here are the four that standout:
– Celebrating my dad’s birthday on a beautiful beach in
– The amazing Sheraton Hotel pool and beach on the
– Enjoying a
– Before we flew out from Papette,
The only part of the trip that creeped me out was walking at night in
Missing a few days of school and escaping the cold Milwaukee weather provided a memory I will not forget. I am ready to go again!
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