Friday, April 27, 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 94 This was our last day in the Walvis Bay area. We joined a tour titled, “Moon Landscape and Welwitschia,” which began with our second visit to Dune #7, just 20 minutes away. When we were here yesterday, I...
Day  93 We are in Walvis Bay, Namibia today and tomorrow. With a population of about a hundred thousand, it is a much larger and busier port than Luderitz. Our excursion today, called Swakopmund Sightseeing, began with a short drive...
Day 92 We are in Luderitz today, originally discovered by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz in 1487. The Dutch stopped briefly, but the town was really founded in 1883 when Heinrich Vogelsang purchased land from the local Nama chief and...
Day 91 Another sea day and there are the usual lectures and game activities, except we have a new guest onboard, Jason Montague, the President and CEO of Regent Cruises. There was a morning town hall meeting where Jason presented...
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 89 Cape Town, with a population of more than 4 ½ million people, is the second most populous urban area of South Africa after Johannesburg. The Dutch first settled this area in the 1600’s and there are still many...
Day 88 Woke up to rocking and rolling today. These waters are known to be a little rough as we approach Cape Town and the confluence of the Indian Ocean with the South Atlantic waters. The Captain’s noontime daily update...
Day 87 East London, 261 nautical miles south of Durban, has a population of only 267,000 compared to the 3.5 million in Durban. Sitting at the tip of the Buffalo River, it is the only river port in South Africa....
Day 86 Today we were in Durban, South Africa and our excursion was to the Tala Game Reserve at 11:45. We had a leisurely breakfast and got caught up on yesterday’s events. The bus drove through town and got a...
Day 85 Today was such a busy day that I am writing this the following morning. Sorry for the delay. Richard’s Bay is a deep-water port and the 2nd largest exporter of coal in the world (one port in China...

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