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Around The World With Pat and Mac

The ultimate bucket list item for any cruise-lover is a world cruise. We are excited to bring you the adventures of Pat and Mac and their 137 night Regent World Cruise. Follow along on their adventure as they sail away on the Regent Seven Seas Navigator.

Day 56 Still in Bali, we began today’s excursion with a visit to Tohpati Village and a large batik making craft shop and store. We saw workers printing material; others were actually painting designs on fabric; and still another woman...
Day 90 Today we woke up at 5:30 to leave by 6:30 to get to the Cape of Good Hope. Our eight-hour excursion hugged the coastal road south past Bantry Bay, Clifton (the most expensive neighborhood), Camps Bay, and Haut...
Day 21 After a leisurely breakfast, we attended the 10AM lecture on “The Coral Reef” by Dr. George Losey of the University of Hawaii. He explained the biology, geology and current status of coral reefs. They begin with individual polyps...
Day 38 Another laid-back sea day is here. We settled into the theater for the two enrichment lectures beginning at 10:00 a.m. The first was by Professor Losey, “The Great Barrier Reef.” In prehistoric ages, Australia had other barrier reefs...
A world cruise was always on our bucket list, but seemed financially out of reach until CruCon worked their magic and made it possible. We thought we could work hard to make this happen in 2020, for our 50th...
Day  82 A sea day means more lectures. Terry’s talk was on “The Zulu Wars.” Like the usual colonies in this part of the world, there was a great deal of European presence. In 1704, the French were in South Africa,...
Day 30 We arrived at Tauranga this morning at about 7 a.m. and set off on our excursion by 8:15 a.m. on the four-hour “Maori Culture and Tauranga Highlights” tour. Our education began on the bus ride with a cheat-sheet...
Day 110 Today we arrived in Brazil and took the Best of Santos excursion. This began with a tour of downtown Santos and a visit to the Coffee Museum, a tribute to the crop that made the southern portion of...
Day 111 Rio is the second largest city in Brazil, second only to Sao Paulo, and was its capital for almost 200 years until it was moved to Brasilia in 1960. We began our exciting...
Day 43 We hustled through a quick breakfast to meet our bus group at 8:45 for a quick drive through Port Lincoln, Australia’s Seafood Capital, and an hour drive to reach Coffin Bay National Park, 27 miles west. The landscape...

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