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I have just returned from a wonderful Wine and Food cruise from Brisbane to Brisbane.

Cruise 2013

We departed from Brisbane and travelled out to sea where we slowly cruised for several days before returning to Brisbane.

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Each day there were so many presentations to choose from including professional wine tastings, culinary presentations, chocolate appreciation, cocktail mixing and much more.

We were lucky to have on the cruise Jake and Elle from My Kitchen Rules. A young brother and sister team who are so passionate about cooking.  I attended a couple of great presentations by them.

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Also, Kim McCosker , from 4 ingredients gave 2 presentations.  Not only is Kim a great cook and successful cookbook author but she is also a great entertainer.  I so enjoyed hearing her story from the beginning of 4 Ingredients to now.

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We partook in a wonderful wine tasting presentation.

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One of Australia’s famous chefs Luke Mangan has a restaurant on board this ship, Salt.  We were fortunate enough to dine at this restaurant one night.  The restaurant is booked out so quickly.  A little tip, if you do decided to go on one of these wine and food cruises,  make sure you make reservations to the specialty restaurants and wine tastings  as soon as you can cause all the good things book out very quickly.

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Each evening, we went to the show auditorium where we enjoyed 1st  class entertainment. One of the entertainers was the guy with the diamond voice, the Neil Diamond voice.  Dam good.  Each evening there was a huge range of entertainment on offer.

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There was no shortage of things to do on this great short little escape. You can do as much or as little as you want.  There is something to do or attend from early morning to late in to the evening.

I had several swims in the pools on the top deck, laid back on the sun lounges and sipped a cocktail while I read a book.

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Oh, and the meals were stunning and very generous.  The menu selections would cater to anyone’s taste

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This is definitely a cruise that I could recommend to any one. It is just so easy, so relaxing, so much fun and just so much on offer to do.

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