Category Archives: World Cruise 1

Zanzibar, Tanzania

November 18 We slept well last night!  This morning at breakfast everyone was buzzing about what happened to the passengers that delayed the ship sailing until 12:45 AM, instead of 6 PM. There were all kinds of rumors going around. … Continue reading

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Mombasa, Kenya

November 17 Once upon a time, in a city called Mombasa in the country of Kenya, Norm and Pat had a great (or not so great) adventure! Curious?  Read on! We were greeted at the pier by a group of … Continue reading

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Seychelles – Mahe and La Digue

November 12 We had three wonderful days in the Seychelles and I will post about each of them here.  I tried yesterday but the internet was not working well enough to even pull up the site to post. First let … Continue reading

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Colombo, Sri Lanka and cruising the Indian Ocean

November 8 I am posting this on November 10 since I tried for quite a while yesterday.  The internet service was really bad and I couldn’t even get the site to come up to do posting!  But today it seems … Continue reading

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Cruising the Indian Ocean

November 7 Yesterday at sea the captain, Jurica Brajcic, did a talk on piracy.  Tomorrow we will enter another piracy zone and he did a great job explaining the history and all about the decline of piracy, the reasons for … Continue reading

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Penang, Malaysia

November 5 Penang is an island of Malaysia and still has a lot of British influence in its capital, Georgetown.  The city itself was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. David was our guide for our full day … Continue reading

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Kuching, Malaysia

November 2 Last night we heard an incredibe piano performance by Panos Karan, his second of this segment of the cruise.  He departs tomorrow.  He and Van-Anh Nguyen (the other pianist) were surprised to find 2 pianists on board at … Continue reading

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Muara, Brunei

October 31 (and in case you are interested, day 116 of our 180 day cruise!) Brunei is a small sultanate which is located between Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo.  It is called darussalam (Arabic for ‘abode of … Continue reading

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Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Malaysia

October 30 Another trivia question – what is the only island that has three countries on it?  Yes, Borneo.  It has Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.  And it is the third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea. … Continue reading

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Manila, Philippines

October 28 We had a beautiful sailaway from the Hong Kong harbor and then a nice day at sea. and here’s Norm with our entertainer for the evening, pianist, Van-Anh Nguyen.  They are serious about avoiding illness here in the … Continue reading

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