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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Nelson

Illness Redemption World Trip: Cruising in the SOUTH CHINA SEA

In my honest opinion, a cruise ship is the best way to see many different places in Asia and Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas did not disappoint! Even though the ship departed from Singapore, the ship's currency was the USD and the language spoken was English. Much to my surprise, there were many North Americans, Australians and Brits on the ship.

There were a couple days at sea, so I made sure to get some sun-time in.

The view of Singapore from the ship prior to leaving was magnificent! Check out the day vs night comparison. Which is your favorite?

The ship itself was beautiful, inside and out. While we were at sea, the shops opened and I got some amazing duty-free deals! (They had jewelry, purses, perfume and more)!

This is Captain Wu! He took good care of us while sailing.

And of course the FOOD. The wait staff brought me some delicious gluten-free vegan dishes and desserts! The on-board restaurant 'Wonderland' is a must if you've ever on the Spectrum of the Seas.

Kudos to our incredible waitstaff, Arjon, Satara and XiXi!

Being a gluten-free vegan isn't easy when traveling, but they went above and beyond to make sure I left with a full belly each night.

This is 'Wonderland.' The decor is stunning and the food is gastronomy-inspired. It was edible art... and so tasty!

However, after all that eating, I had to get some exercise. The rock-climbing wall on the ship was a blast!

We made some great new friends on the ship too! Say hello to Sona and Raju.

The ship had many activities to choose from and I even won some money at the casino. :) This martini-making class was also a hit - got to meet some fun folks there too.

Ahh and there was a magic show. I like magic but I also get frustrated (in a funny way if you're observing me) because I want to know how the magician is able to do his tricks. Magician and Illusionist, Zlwin Chew told me after his show that he felt my energy radiating from the audience and called me up to be his volunteer! Visit my Instagram page to see the video of me levitating! (How did he do this)???

One of my favorite parts of cruising are the formal nights. I'm a girly-girl and I do love dressing up!

There's something about being on a ship in the open ocean. The smell of the salt water, the ocean breeze and the scenery.

The only unfortunate thing I saw while sailing through was the trash in the ocean. So much plastic! I would see a piece of plastic go by about every 10-15 seconds. The impact can be seen. Please limit your use of single-use plastics and recycle.

What an incredible cruise ship! We're sailing to our next port now. Find out where we go next!

*** NOTE: You won't see any photos of my family because I am respecting their privacy. ***

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