World Cruise Journal – Entry #90 – Durban, 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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #89 – Richard’s Bay, South Africa

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #88

Day 84 This is the last sea day before South Africa. Usual activities will follow. We started the morning with Terry’s continuing storytelling on South...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #87

Day 83 This is the second of three sea days, so expect most of the same type of activities. With more time for breakfast, Pat...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #86

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #85 – Pointe Des Galets, Reunion...

Day 81 Reunion is a French island, east of Madagascar and south of Mauritius, with a population of 800,000. It is one of 27 regions...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #84 – Port Louis, Mauritius

Day 80 Today we docked outside of Port Louis, Mauritius, an island nation, several hundred miles east of Madagascar, but still part of Africa. The...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #83

Day 79 This is our second sea day on the way toward Mauritius. For breakfast, Pat ordered whipped cream yesterday...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #82

Day 78  This was a usual sea day of activities. The 10am lecture by Terry was on The Making and Taking of Mauritius.” The Dutch...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #81 – Mahe, Seychelles

Day 77 We gathered at 7:30 for an early start to today’s excursions: “Botanical Gardens and Mission Lodge.” The Tour began with a return to...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #80 – Mahe, Seychelles

Day 76 This was another leisurely morning at sea. There was no excursion to rush us. Tomorrow is another story with a 7:30 am departure time. Today...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #79

Day 75 Expect to hear about the usual sea day activities. All is safe. No pirates spotted yet. Seas are calm and we are proceeding...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #78

Day 74 This is the first of two sea days, in allegedly risky waters, on the way to the Seychelles. All is quiet, the seas...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #77 – Male, Maldives

Day 73 We met at 8:15 to tender into Male, Maldives for our walking tour. We had our bathing suits under our clothes because we...

World Cruise Outlet – Entry #76

Day 72 For us, it is Happy Autumnal Equinox. (Technically, we will be in autumn after we leave the Maldives and re-cross the equator, but...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #75 – Colombo, Sri Lanka

Day 71 After a quick breakfast, we met at 7:55 for our “Colombo City and Kelaniya Temple” tour. Sri Lanka, an island off the southern...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #74

Day 70 This is our third sea day before we reach Sri Lanka tomorrow morning. Today’s schedule of events is slightly re-arranged from the usual...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #73

Day 69 Our second of three sea days still has us about half-way to Sri Lanka or 590 nautical miles to go, with arrival scheduled...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #72

Day 68 Happy St. Patrick’s Day. This is the first of three sea days with its usual morning lecture. Michael Scott, of Scotland, is a...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #71 – Phuket, Thailand

Day 67 This is our third consecutive excursion day in very hot, 95 degree and humid, 80+ percent humidity weather. Our tour was Spectacular Phang...