Family of 4 ( 18 month old and 3 1/2 year old at time)
We are looking at a getaway to Singapore. I just happen to see that a cruise leaves around the same time we are there and will arrive back in our home city.
( Singapore, Benoa, Bali, Komodo Island, Dili - Timor L'Este, Darwin, Yorkeys Knob, Cairns, Airlie Beach, Brisbane)
We want atleast 2 weeks away
I can use Qantas points to get us over to Singapore but would need to pay coming back which will be about $1200 if we flew both legs.
The return cruise is just under 4k for all 4 of us but includes accommodation for 2 weeks and all meals. We also get $450 worth of on board credit to use at the bar.
Pros is we get to see a few extra cities ( even if just for a day), I don't have to have an active 18 month old on my lap for 8 hours and we get an extra 2 weeks of holidays. We can also do extra shopping in Singapore and bring it back lol ( which can include new toys for kids to play on ship)
Cons it's a cruise ship for 2 weeks with toddlers.
It's 4k ( in reality if we stayed longer in Singapore though we would spend about 2.5k in flight home, good and accommodation)
So what would you do? Spend extra time in Singapore ( possibly even going somewhere else 1/2 way through ) and fligh both legs or look at cruise option on the return?
I should add we are looking at possibly Ttc #3 whilst away