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You are Never too Old to Cruise

Posted August 8th, 2012

One hundred year old Emily Guidance has become one of P&O Cruises' oldest passengers, when she set off last Sunday on a cruise on the Pacific Jewel.

Emily Guidice is living proof that age is no barrier when it comes to adventure, when the 100 year old former World War II Australian Army nurse set off on a cruise on board Pacific Jewel on Sunday, 5 August 2012.

Cruising with her nephew Jack Thompson, 81, and his wife Yvonne, Emily is currently on her second cruise, following a voyage with Princess Cruises' Sapphire Princess 4 years ago, again with Tom and Yvonne. "I have an adventurous spirit," said Emily. "When Jack and Yvonne asked me to join them, I didn't decline. I am looking forward to everything especially the music" said Emily, before departing last weekend.

Emily turned 100 years old in December 2011. She grew up in Narrabri in country NSW, and served with the Australian Army Nursing Service during the war, including spending a year in Darwin caring for injured Diggers. She now lives at Norah Head.

Jack said a cruise was a wonderful way for his aunt to continue travelling and enjoy her favourite things, like music. "She doesn't like spending long periods in a car these days and she doesn't fly, so a cruise is the logical thing to do" he said.

Do you think you will still be cruising at 100 years of age? What would be your perfect "Centenary Cruise"?

Source: Cruise Weekly, Tuesday 7 August 2012.

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