Big Cruise Adventure

We are back stateside after a great Transpacific Cruise adventure.  We traveled on 2 different cruise ships across the Pacific to Australia and New Zealand.  The trip was five weeks plus start to finish.   We sailed from Seattle on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas after leaving our RV at the Elks near our son in Puyallup WA.  The itinerary included many days at sea with stops at Honolulu and Lahaina in Hawaii, Lautoka and Suva in Fiji, and then Vanuatu, Lifou in the Loyalty Islands and Mare, New Caledonia before ending in Sydney Australia.  This was a true trans Pacific cruise crossing the equator and the International Dateline.

Leaving Seattle

Diamond Head Hawaii

Our ship Explorer of the Seas

South Seas sunset

Sydney at dawn



























Great thanks to friends Jeff and Kaye in Sydney for hosting us for a tour, a BarBQ, a night  as well as a beach walk.

Sydney Botanical Garden

Hosts Kaye and Jeff

Dee Why beach

Opera house from the ferry
























Our cruise adventure continued on Celebrity Solstice from Sydney to Melbourne and then 5 stops around New Zealand.  We flew back to Seattle from Auckland, New Zealand.

Solstice from the ferry in Sydney Harbor

Solstice at Tauranga New Zealand

Solstice at Bay of Islands New Zealand

Solstice at Akaroa New Zealand

























It was an amazing trip.  It was a long trip.  We have many stories from all our stops along the way.  What a grand adventure.  Look for more posts of our South Seas memories.



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4 Responses to Big Cruise Adventure

  1. Judi King says:

    Wow. What a great trip. Judi


  2. Lyn says:

    Fabulous pics. Can’t wait to see and hear more details. We’re in FL so let us know when you arrive…Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. Carol Thompson says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. we were in Fiji for a while many many years ago when we were scuba diving and really loved it. glad you’re back home safe and sound. Enjoy where you are and someday maybe we’ll see you again. Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🍽🦃 Carol and Tim

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  4. Sam says:

    Celebrity Solstice is huge… I see it dock in Sydney regularly, it seems to be the biggest one that docks at Circular Quay!


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