Category Archives: February

Wellington, New Zealand

February 28, 2019 When we left Auckland, we watched a security officer and a dog go to every pallet of goods to be brought aboard the ship. The officer cut a hole in each side of the plastic around the … Continue reading

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Auckland, New Zealand

February 26, 2019 We arrived in Auckland early this morning.  I had a 9:30 work call so we had our breakfast and right after the call we headed to the ferry building to take the ferry to Devonport. First about … Continue reading

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The Bay of Islands consists of 144 islands next to the north island of New Zealand.  It has many beaches, deep sea fishing and a strong Maori culture. Our sail in this morning was just beautiful.  Our planned excursion was … Continue reading

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At Sea in the South Pacific

February 24, 2019 We had 2 sea days before we arrive in New Zealand.  The seas have been just a little choppy but really it is pretty smooth sailing right now. There is a cyclone in the Australia area but … Continue reading

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Suva, Fiji

February 22, 2019 Yesterday we had a class to make crepe paper flowers with June, our Polynesian enrichment lecturer.  Even with the same directions, there were a variety of different beautiful flowers.  Here’s mine. Last night we had a cooking … Continue reading

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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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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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