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Does anyone really know what time it is?

February 19-21, 2019 Does anyone on Insignia really care? OK, so we crossed the international date line and here are our instructions in the daily Currents newsletter: So, now we are somewhere in the South Pacific en route to Figi … Continue reading

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Pago Pago, American Samoa

February 19, 2019 Pago Pago is pronounced Pango Pango and it is absolutely lush and beautiful.  The town is at the western end of an L- shaped bay and surrounded by beautiful mountains.  Here are a couple of pictures taken … Continue reading

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At Sea in the South Pacific

February 17 and 18, 2019 Yesterday we had the beautiful brunch that the chefs prepare several times during the 6 month voyage.  Today was the first and as always, it was wonderful – both in taste and in appearance.  You … Continue reading

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Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia

February 16, 2019 Last night the countdown to the Oscars continued with the movie “The Favourite”.  Well, it was not my favorite.  The performances were good, but I didn’t really like the movie so much. We will see if the … Continue reading

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Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia

February 15, 2019 Last night we had dinner in Toscana and had a delicious pasta appetizer and then a tuna dish that was probably the best yet. Mario said he would try for more fresh fish in Tahiti. Last time … Continue reading

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Rangiroa, Tuamotou Islands, French Polynesia

February 14, 2019 Last night we had another terrific fish dinner that was grilled on the outside deck at the Terrace Café.  Mario was out getting fresh tuna (which he said you can tell it is good quality by checking … Continue reading

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Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia

February 12, 2019 Yesterday I had the second cocktail school with Sebastien.  We made the Insignia Colada, the Ker Hawaii and the Mark Sebastien Old Fashioned.  I wrote all over the recipes so I won’t picture them here but here … Continue reading

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Crossing the equator and cocktail time

February 10, 2019 Today we crossed the equator – of course, we have crossed it many times, so we are already “shellbacks”. The equator divides the earth into Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Here there are 12 hours of day … Continue reading

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At Sea and Charlie’s birthday!

February 9, 2019 We are in our second of 4 days at sea on the way to Nuku Hiva, the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Today we had two unique events plus an 80th birthday party for … Continue reading

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Hilo, Hawaii

February 7, 2019 Here is the clock tower and the lights on the hills as we left the Honolulu harbor on Wednesday. We heard that our executive chef, Mario, had bought some fresh fish in the Honolulu markets so we … Continue reading

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