As my departure date, 12 Feb 2015, for my next cruise is rapidly approaching, it is time to post a few details about it.
This will be my third cruise on Regent and second on board the RSS Mariner, and this cruise is a little different to my previous ones as the majority of days are at sea instead of in port, we visit 6 ports and have 10 sea days. The part of the Pacific Ocean that we will be visiting is very sparsely populated with islands and atolls, therefore lots of sea days.
I enjoy sea days, but they are not for everyone as I guess some people feel that they will get bored. I doubt I will have a chance to get bored as 4 days is the longest continuous period at sea on the cruise, which is a lot shorter than my longest continuous period at sea, an extremely monotonous 54 days, not something I would recommend.
The places I am looking forward to the most on the cruise are Easter Island and the Pitcairn Islands, also looking forward to an Aqua Safari in Bora Bora and to hopefully cycle around Fakarava (just need to find a good bike when we get there).
By the time I return to Singapore I would have circumnavigated the globe, a first for me, visited 8 countries (considering French Polynesia to be 1 country), 4 continents and crossed 3 oceans, Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Flying about 43,300 kms and Sailing approximately 8,700 kms for a total of around 52,000 kms . FYI, the circumference of the Earth is 40,075 kms. Can’t wait!
Ship: Regent Seven Seas Mariner
Embarkation: Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Dis-Embarkation: Callao, Peru
Date Port Arrival Departure
14 Feb 2015 Papeete (Tahiti), French Polynesia 23:59
15 Feb 2015 Huahine, French Polynesia 08:00 18:00
16 Feb 2015 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 08:00 16:00
17 Feb 2015 Rangiroa, French Polynesia 11:00 18:00
18 Feb 2015 Fakarava, French Polynesia 08:00 16:00
19 Feb 2015 Cruise The Pacific Ocean
20 Feb 2015 Cruise The Pacific Ocean
21 Feb 2015 Pitcairn Islands 08:00 16:00
22 Feb 2015 Cruise The Pacific Ocean
23 Feb 2015 Cruise The Pacific Ocean
24 Feb 2015 Easter Island, Chile 10:00 19:00
25 Feb 2015 Cruise The Pacific Ocean
26 Feb 2015 Cruise The Pacific Ocean
27 Feb 2015 Cruise The Pacific Ocean
28 Feb 2015 Cruise The Pacific Ocean
01 Mar 2015 Lima (Callao), Peru 15:00
02 Mar 2015 Lima (Callao), Peru
Date Flight From To Depart Arrive
12 Feb 2015 EK432 Singapore Brisbane 15:15 +1 day 00:50
13 Feb 2015 EK434 Brisbane Auckland 08:25 14:35
13 Feb 2015 ANZ40 Auckland Papeete 18:35 00:50
03 Mar 2015 AA918 Lima Miami 00:35 06:16
03 Mar 2015 AA1437 Miami Dallas 09:20 11:42
05 Mar 2015 EK222 Dallas Dubai 11:20 +1 day 12:00
06 Mar 2015 EK352 Dubai Singapore 21:30 +1 day 08:40