Category Archives: February

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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Honolulu, Hawaii

February 6, 2019 Heading out of the Nawiliwili harbor last night. Forgot to mention that the chief export of Kauai is…. wait for it… bottled water! And that the Wailua Falls are known as the shrimp falls. Kids used to … Continue reading

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Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii

February 5, 2019 We were so excited when the pilot boarded the ship this morning so we knew we were going in to Kauai.  This is not a tender port as we thought and the day was not too windy … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sunday on the high seas

February 3, 2019 Last night was a performance of Gatsby by the entertainment team – we also saw it on the first leg, but most of this team is leaving us in Sydney, so it is their last performance of … Continue reading

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So what do you do on board when you have 5 days at sea between Los Angeles and Hawaii??

February 2, 2019 Well, you win a blackjack tournament, you have a hot stone massage, you make leather bracelets (all Pat), you do two wine tastings, (both Norm), you see a few shows, you get an autograph from a “tiny … Continue reading

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Milford Sound overland pictures

Fingers crossed that I can add some of the pictures to give you an idea of what the scenery was like. I have said it before, pictures can’t really capture the beauty but hope this gives you just a taste … Continue reading

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Dunedin to Milford Sound Overland

February 27-28, 2017 I hardly know where to begin with this post.  The South island of New Zealand supposedly has some of the most incredible scenery in the world, and we definitely believe it.  16 passengers and Simone from Insignia … Continue reading

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Akaroa, New Zealand

February 26, 2017 One of the benefits of being on a small ship (and especially an Oceania ship) is that they are able to bring on local delicacies.  Last night we had the green lipped mussels that New Zealand  is … Continue reading

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Picton, New Zealand

February 25, 2017 Now we are on the south island of New Zealand in Picton,  at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound.  This town was settled by early 19th century whalers and is now a bustling seaport surrounded by … Continue reading

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