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THE CRUISING LIFE – SEVENTH CRUISE – MAUI

Leaving Bora Bora we then spent the next five days at sea on our way to Lahina, Maui. I had visited Maui back in the mid-70’s while stationed on Oahu and was anxious to see […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SEVENTH CRUISE – BORA BORA

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. It’s […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SEVENTH CRUISE – MOOREA

Believed to have inspired the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific, Moorea is one of the most scenically striking islands in French Polynesia. Despite her immaculate beauty, she is far […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SEVENTH CRUISE – TAHITI

Sailing away from Auckland, the next three days were sea days. Now if you have not been following along with this cruising series you might be wondering “what is a sea day” and if that […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SEVENTH CRUISE – AUCKLAND

Leaving the Bay Islands we next stopped in Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland is New Zealand’s most populous city and is a multi-cultural hub of food, music, arts and culture. Also known as Tāmaki Makaurau,  Auckland sprawls over volcanic hills and […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SEVENTH CRUISE – BAY OF ISLANDS

The Bay of Islands is a New Zealand enclave encompassing more than 140 subtropical islands next to the country’s North Island. It’s known for its undeveloped beaches, big-game fishing and Maori cultural artefacts. It’s also […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SEVENTH CRUISE – SYDNEY

Our next cruise was a bit more ambitious and we spent a lot of time planning all the details. We booked cruise onboard the Celebrity Solstice leaving from Sydney, Australia and ending up in Honolulu, […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – CRUISES 5 & 6 – ANTIGUA

The next and last stop before heading to homeport of Ft Lauderdale was Antigua. Now if you have been following along you know that we visited Antigua on the first “leg” of this Back-to-Back cruise. […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – CRUISES 5 & 6 – ST LUCIA

Leaving Barbados we set sail for Saint Lucia. St Lucia is the second largest of the Windward group in the Lesser Antilles and is located about 24 miles south of Martinique and some 21 miles […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – CRUISES 5 & 6 – BARBADOS

Next up on our itinerary was the gorgeous island of Barbados. Our time here was short so we had signed up for a commercial tour (as opposed to DYI) so as to cram in as […]

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