World Cruise Journal – Entry #30

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #29 – Lautoka, Fiji

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #28 – Suva, Fiji

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #27

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #26 – Pago Pago, Samoa

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #25

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...

Loyalty Always Pays

Past passenger and loyalty programs are an outstanding benefit for anyone who cruises. Many times, the cruise line automatically enrolls you after you cruise,...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #24

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #23 – Bora Bora

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...

Ship Feature: Royal Princess

Original Inaugural Date: 03/31/17 Occupancy: (based on double occupancy) 3600 Tonnage: 142714 Length: 1083 Decks: 19 Staterooms: 1780 Crew to guest ratio: 0.37 Onboard Restaurants/Cafes: Over 10 Specialty: Sabatini’s, Crown Grill, Crab...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #22 – Papeete, Tahiti

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #21 – Rangiroa, French Polynesia

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #20

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...

Travel Insurance: Is It Really Worth It?

When planning for a cruise, it is easy to plan only for all of the great and amazing things that will happen. As the...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #19 – Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #18

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...

Cruising Vs. Land Vacations

Planning a vacation can bring about a lot of options, some of which, you don’t initially think about. The biggest question that we face...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #17

Day 13 Another day of rolling on the seas, but better than yesterday. A refresher muster drill was scheduled for today at 10:30 a.m. but...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #16

Day 12 Still experiencing rough seas with 35 mph winds and 10-12 foot swells. That is not so swell if your sea-legs are wobbly. We...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #15

Day 11 Throughout the night and into the day, we had rough seas. We took our Dramamine pill to ward off potential nausea and ate...