Singapore Cruising Adventure

Sunset on the Malacca Sea.
Sunset on the Malacca Strait.

Hello beautiful souls, long time no hear!

Apologies for the lack of posts, I’ve been off and on with the online world over the past few months. All has been going well, I actually returned from my cruising holiday over a month ago (I know, so slack that I haven’t posted about this already).

I really want to share this experience with you all. This was a huge milestone for me, filled with a lot of surprises and happy memories to go with it. It’s amazing how well you can cope when you are out of your daily routine and comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong there were a few curves balls, but its part of the experience and how you deal with it at the time. You can either fight it or roll with it.

A good friend of mine turned 30 this year and it was decided that we would along with another friend, do a 7 day cruise from Singapore. Our cruise set sail through the Malacca Strait up into the Andnaman Sea, stopping off in Langkawi (Malaysia) Phuket, Krabi (Thailand) and Sabang (Indonesia). With also spending a bit of time in Singapore, either side of the cruise. All up I would be away for a whole 14 days and I would also be flying to Singapore and back. That’s an 8 hour flight one way!
I must confess, this trip sounded scary to me, but deep within I knew it was achievable for me. I had a bit of anxiety about this trip in the beginning, as my health had been playing up when I made the booking. But I was committed to seeing this through, especially for myself. Thankfully the health issues I was experiencing were not ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) related and towards the time of the cruise, I was ready and embracing this trip with open arms.

I won’t bore you with all the details…… but here’s a little summary of how I got on. I’ll leave the rest up to the holiday snaps, they speak for themselves!

The first few days were spent enjoying & exploring Singapore. Naturally I wasn’t able to see everything, but you never can see it all in just a couple of days. After spending a lot of our days walking around shopping, eating and exploring my legs were about to fall off. I had pushed things to the limit and if all the payback I was getting was from my legs, I’ll take it! Gardens by the bay are a must, we visited them at night, but I would definitely go back to see them during the day.

Next was time to board the cruise, by then I was needing a good rest. It’s hard work being a tourist! Thankfully the first day on the cruise was just a sailing at sea day. I was able to bounce back well.  I enjoyed the luxuries on the boat and had everything right at my fingertips. A few party nights here and there with a sneaky drink or two in between. Dancing the night away like I was a care free 18 year old again, that’s what it’s all about. Yep the old body pulled up well.
Day trips weren’t too hard, I opted for the easy options and that seemed to work out well. I was extremely surprised with how well I managed it all. I guess when you’re on holiday, you don’t have to worry about day to day things or anything else for that matter. The biggest worry is what to eat, there was so much food to choose from!

The last few nights of our trip were spent winding down in Bugis, Singapore. Enjoying the local sights and exploring the area, including visiting the Meomi cat cafe. Conveniently located across from our hotel.

This nears the end of my Singapore cruise adventure, I had a wonderful time and have proved to myself that my ME/CFS days are now more like a distant memory. Bring on the next adventure, I hear South America calling!!!

I’ll love and leave you with a few of my holiday snaps, enjoy!
Do you have any holidays planned? I would love to hear about them!!!

Much love

Lennae xxx

Sunrise view from our apartment in Singapore.
Sunrise view from our apartment in Singapore.
Playing tourist, heading down to gardens by the bay.
Playing tourist, heading down to gardens by the bay, Singapore.
Gardens by bay, Singapore.
Gardens by bay, Singapore.
Breakfast at the Meomi cat cafe, Singapore.
Breakfast at the Meomi cat cafe, Singapore.
Pacific Eden, in Sabang, Indonesia.
Pacific Eden, in Sabang, Indonesia.
Langkawi, Malaysia.
Langkawi, Malaysia.
Krabi, Thailand
Krabi, Thailand
Enjoying the beautiful sunset.
Enjoying the beautiful sunset.
Walking the plank.
Walking the plank.

28 thoughts on “Singapore Cruising Adventure

  1. stianah

    Wow, what an amazing holiday. I am so happy that you managed to achieve this and yes definitely a massive milestone, so well done you for all the hard work to get to this point. I also find that just being away from the day-to-day routine really lifts me and gives me energy for things I wouldn’t normally be able to do. So good and important to make time to get away and especially to spend it with the special people in our live. What amazing memories made! Sending you love xxx

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  2. rhiannlouise

    Thank you for sharing your experiences of cruising. I have a neurological condition and first went on a cruise holiday three years ago and absolutely loved it! This year we went to Norway, which was incredible with stunning scenery. I agree that being away really lifts the spirits and pushes the boundaries of comfort zones and the ‘what I can do’ because of illness and leaves you with so many wonderful memories that you can cherish!! I just find cruises so much easier in terms of holidays and would recommend them to anyone with a chronic illness or disability – definitely the best way to travel. Sending you best wishes xxx

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    1. Lennae Stubbs

      Thank you Rhiann Louise, I’m so glad that you have been able to go on a few cruising holidays. Wow Norway, that would have been amazing. Hope you are going well at the mo, sending positive vibes your way.

      Lennae xxx

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  3. Donna banks

    Fantastic Lennae! So pleased your making good progress. When you think where you were 2 years ago to now its amazing!! Never thought a cruise would be happening back then. Keep up the good work, love the pictures. Love your blog xxx

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