Friday, February 23, 2018

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 33 We had an 8:45 a.m. excursion, Discover Christ Church. Low clouds were covering the mountain tops when we came into the harbor and a light rain started when we boarded the buses for a 30-minute ride to downtown area. We...
Day 32 Today we toured the “Iconic Wines of the Marlborough Region.” A busload of us left Picton and began our tasting at the Allen Scott Winery, a family owned winery specializing in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer wines....
Day 31 We began our day with the Hawkes Bay Express excursion in Napier, New Zealand. This was an adorable three car train and engine converted from a tractor and owned by a husband and wife team who mortgaged their...
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 29 Today we were in Auckland, the capital of New Zealand, with a population over a million, and went on a tour to Devonport and the North Shore. This was primarily a scenic bus tour with about a half...
Day 28 We had a lovely day in Bay of Islands, New Zealand. It started out cool and foggy, but the fog lifted, the sun came out, and temps were in the mid 70’s. Tenders brought us to Waitangi,...
Day 27 Now that we have crossed the International Dateline and are sailing westward, we begin a continuous process of moving our clocks back an hour for each time zone we cross. Last night was our first hour which places...
Day 26 A sunny sea day with gentle swells was a good reason for a leisurely morning breakfast. The morning program listed two enrichment lectures that we attended. Historian Andrew Jampoler spoke on “Disease and History” with many examples and...
Day 25 Today we drove to the picturesque Sabeto Mountains for an eco-tour adventure to the Sleeping Giant Waterfall. Along the way, we passed many sugarcane fields and villages on the Queens Highway en route to the famous Mountains of the...
Day 24 Late last night, I tried one more time to view the lunar phenomenon. The clouds only thickened and eliminated any chance of seeing the moon. We arrived at Suva, Fiji shortly after 9:00 a.m. Suva is the capital...

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