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 23 Today is Wednesday. We missed Tuesday entirely. Everyone onboard received crossing the 180-degree meridian certificates, since we crossed the international dateline sometime last night. This morning, Dr. George Losey spoke about “Fishes of the Coral Reef.” He showed some...
Day 22 Today we docked in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Its main industries are tourism, entertainment, food, and tuna canning. The island consists of a string of villages, each with its own village council. From 1878 to 1951, the area...
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 20 On a sea day, we take advantage of sleeping a little longer because there is no excursion to run off to. We had a sit-down breakfast in the Compass Rose. This morning there was double enrichment lectures. Attendance...
Day 19 We arrived in Bora Bora this morning. Our excursion was a 10:30 Catamaran and Snorkeling 3-hour cruise, so we had some leisure time for coffee and muffin in the Internet Café where I caught up with our news to you...
Day 18 The Navigator docked today in Papeete, Tahiti, the capital of French Polynesia. We met in the Seven Seas lounge at 8:30 to go on our first excursion, Discover Tahiti’s West Coast. Marae Arahurahu is the only completely restored...
Day 17 We had a wonderful day in Rangiroa. We tendered to the island at about 10 AM and our first excursion wasn’t until 12:30. We had a lot of time to walk around, explore, discover some beautiful beaches,...
Day 16 After a light breakfast, Mac struggled with the internet while I went to a cooking demonstration by executive chef Michael Meyepa. He made homemade pasta and carbonara sauce. He made a dough, flattened it out in a pasta...
Day 15 We were eagerly anticipating land today, but our arrival was pushed back two hours until about noon. The Captain attributed this to our slower speed during the rough sea days. We attended today’s enrichment lecture “Adak, The Rescue of...
Day 14 We woke up later than usual and got a slow start to the day. We attended the enrichment lecture “Empires in Collision,” presented by historian Andrew Jampoler, a really interesting presentation on the Russo-Japanese War, sometimes called the...

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