Category Archives: South Pacific Travel

Kudos

We arrived home early on the morning of Wednesday, February 20. This was a very good trip, and I want to acknowledge some of the organizations/people who helped make it go so well. First, Crystal Symphony Crew and Staff: This … Continue reading

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44 Hour Day

Saturday, February 15 We left Cairns at about 9 am, arriving in Sydney for our connection to Hawaii. After a six hour layover in Sydney, we boarded the plane to Oahu at about 10 pm. Our flight lasted about nine … Continue reading

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Fasten Your Seatbelts, it’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride!

Thursday and Friday, January 30 & 31 The high winds continued for the next two days, with waves in excess of ten feet. Walking up and down the corridors was a balancing act. We could have used bungee cords in … Continue reading

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Monsoon Season?

Tuesday, January 28 Cruising day, so we listened to a couple of lectures, and attended another class in Photoshop….and we napped. Enjoyed a show tonight featuring pianist Kym Purling and vocalist Peter Cousens. What a demanding life this is! Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Abducted by Aliens?

We’ve lost an entire day!!! We went to bed on Saturday and woke up on Monday in Tonga! I’m sure we were subjected to alien experiments during this lost period of time. Actually, we crossed the international date line late … Continue reading

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Sea Days

Friday, January 24 A good day for napping. Mark attended a lecture on “leadership Under Fire” by General Nick Halley. Went to a show tonight. Karen Grainger bills herself as a vocal impressionist. She performed as Cher, Celine Dion, Dolly … Continue reading

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Paradise and High Seas

Thursday, January 23 Arrived at Rarotonga this morning. Seas are choppy, it was low tide, and we were using tenders again. Cruise staff suggested that those people who are not steady on their feet wait until later in the day … Continue reading

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