Cruise Day - Explorer of the Seas

CRUISE 7

  Last day on land for a while

Last day on land for a while

Cruise number 7! Surely that’s a lucky cruise! Well it’s all rather ironic then because this is a free cruise! “What?”  I hear my readers cry! “A free cruise! How the hell did you get that?” Well I must confess it came from spending too much in the casino, that’s right excessive gambling. I didn’t run the numbers but with the wins and losses involved I am close to breaking even or maybe just a tiny bit in front with a free cruise added to my “win” coloumn. But I must further confess that this cruise isn’t the most exciting one (which is probably why it was listed as an option on the free cruise certificate).

The itinerary is: 

  • Seattle 🇺🇸 
  • Astoria 🇺🇸  
  • 🌊  
  • San Francisco 🇺🇸
  • San Francisco 🇺🇸 
  • 🌊  
  • VIctoria 🇨🇦  
  • Seattle 🇺🇸  

But it doesn’t stop there, today I board the Explorer of the Seas (this of the Seas thing is getting tedious. So I am going to acknowledge that all Royal Caribbean vessels end with of the Seas and just go with the first part of the ships name) for 3 consecutive cruises. That’s right! 3! Back to back to back! B2B2B! Yeah Baby!

CRUISE 8

This is the next big one, and a reverse of what inspired my year and a bit of living aboard Royal Caribbean.  3 weeks sailing across the Pacific (22 nights if you are being precise). It looks like this:

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  •  Seattle 🇺🇸  
  • 🌊  🌊  🌊  🌊  🌊  
  • Honolulu, Oahu 🇺🇸
  • Lahaina, Maui 🇺🇸 
  • 🌊  🌊  🌊 🌊 🌊
  • Cross the international date line
  • 🌊  
  • Lautoka 🇫🇯 
  • Suva 🇫🇯   
  • 🌊  
  • Mystery Island 🇻🇺 
  • Lifou Isle 🇳🇨 
  • Maré Isle  🇳🇨
  • 🌊  🌊  
  • Sydney 🇦🇺  

Many would look at this itinerary and be horrified by all the sea days, but for me these are my favourite days. As I did the cruise to Seattle in April I have now visited some of these ports, but there are some new ones too. It will be great to arrive in Sydney, sailing into one of the worlds most beautiful harbours as the final stage of the crossing is something I’m looking forward to. But this all leads into cruise 9. 

CRUISE 9

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Just when I got back from sailing through the South Pacific, I go back.  

  • Sydney 🇦🇺  
  • 🌊 🌊 🌊
  • Lautoka 🇫🇯  
  • Suva 🇫🇯  
  • 🌊  
  • Lifou Isle 🇳🇨 
  • Noumea  🇳🇨
  • 🌊 🌊  
  • Sydney 🇦🇺   

That will be the end of 40 nights on board the Explorer, but I won’t quite have finished with her yet. One more cruise aboard her for 2017. 

 

(To shorten itineraries a day at sea is one 🌊, so 🌊 🌊 🌊 is 3 days at sea and so on). 

 

I am excited! 

Chris