World Cruise Journal – Entry #101

Day 97 The sea and wind are gentle and the weather is sunny and mild. It seems to be a pleasant sailing day. Pat had...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #100

Day 96 This is our second sea day out from Namibia. For the world cruisers, the Captain announced at his noontime update that we have...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #99

Day 95 This is the first of many sea days across the Atlantic and we got a slow start to the morning’s activities. We headed...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #98 – Walvis Bay, Namibia

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #97 – Walvis Bay, Namibia

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #96 – Luderitz, Namibia

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #95

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #94 – Cape Town, South Africa

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #93 – Cape Town, South Africa

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #92

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...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #91 – East London, South Africa

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...

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...