As with tradition at the beginning of the year my mother lists her dream holidays for our family for the year. Going on a cruise was just one of them and low and behold two months later we were off on the MSC Melody for a 3 night cruise to Mossel Bay and back.
The MSC Melody is an Italian ship with a completely international crew. The Melody cruises the seas around Africa for a few months a year. The trips are very affordable at R2000.00 which includes accommodation,all meals and entertainment, which explained why there were quite a few groups of students who were there for a big party.
We could't have asked for a more beautiful Cape Town day as we left the harbour with cocktails already in hand. My days of lying on a deck chair and reading my book, drinking cocktails, eating delicious food, watching movies at the cinema, shopping and watching live shows had begun. It was hard not to 'take it easy' with not much movement involved in the whole trip, thank goodness it was only three days!