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March 28, 2015
Donna and Alan Hull on Silversea Cruises

Our Grand Pacific Voyage on Silversea Cruises officially ended yesterday. Wow! Talk about 64 days flying by. Alan and I have returned home vowing to put some of the lessons we learned on the sea to use in our every day life, including spending more quality time together, finding more time to relax and weaning […]

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News for the Week

March 21, 2015
Silversea Sunrise

Donna here: Today Silver Spirit calls on the last port of this cruise — Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island. Yesterday, we explored Lanai in a 4×4; and, in Ohau, Alan visited the battleship, Missouri. Five more sea days and then our South Pacific journey comes to an end. Can you believe it? Of course we’ll still be […]

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Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises

March 19, 2015
Milford Sound

The steep-sided cliffs of a fjord mark the entrance to Milford Sound on the West Coast of New Zealand. Standing at the railing on Silver Spirit’s Deck 9, Alan and I marvel as the scenery unfolds in a vertical landscape that undulates in a wave of rugged mountains. Waterfalls — too numerous to count — tumble from the […]

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News for the Week

March 14, 2015
Dancers in Apia, Samoa

Donna here: As our Silversea Cruise begins to wind down, Silver Spirit continues to visit South Pacific ports. This week, we stopped in Latouka and Savusavu, Fiji. But the highlight has been the special performance at the Robert Louis Stevens Museum in Apia, Samoa. Next up on our South Pacific itinerary? Silver Spirit visits Fanning Island […]

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Going Gypsy With Veronica and David James

March 12, 2015
Going Gypsy

Do you remember the way you felt on the day that you dropped the last kid off at college? It’s definitely a “what do I do next” moment. Many boomers negotiate the event smoothly, while some of us — you know who you are — struggle with that empty nest. In Going Gypsy, One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest […]

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Exploring the Mysteries of Alcatraz Prison

March 10, 2015
Alcatraz Island

Although we normally prefer to venture out to off-the-beaten-path destinations whenever possible, we’re not above seeing the main sites of a city. It’s true that San Francisco abounds with incredible sites that are off the typical tourist map, however, a trip to this beatiful city isn’t complete without exploring the mysterious Alcatraz prision. Today’s guest […]

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News for the Week

March 7, 2015
Noumea snorkeling excursion

Donna here: Hello from Port Villa, Vanuatu. This week, Alan celebrated his birthday with a special dinner arranged by the dining room staff. And our snorkeling excursion in Noumea, New Caledonia, was one of the best ever. It was great to see the coral reef alive with color and abundant sea life. As Silver Spirit sails toward […]

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Top Five South Pacific Travel Apps

March 5, 2015
Nuka Hiva, Marquesas Islands

A trip to the South Pacific means exotic landscape and ample active travel opportunities will be at your fingertips. Of course, exploring this exotic destination means making a lot of decisions in the process. For most of us, planning a trip to this part of the world can be a bit daunting. How do you […]

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Taking the Circle Tour in Papeete

March 4, 2015
The tropical view from Papeete, Tahiti

We should have listened when our travel advisor warned us about bus excursions in tropical climates like the South Pacific. She was right. Hot, humid weather and a crowded bus excursion are not a good mix. And this was certainly the case on a Papeete cruise excursion, “Tahiti’s Natural Treasures,” operated by Regent Seven Seas when […]

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News for the Week

February 28, 2015
Cruising Milford Sound on Silver Spirit

Donna here: Hello from Sydney, Australia. Last Saturday, we sailed the scenic Milford Sound before crossing the Tasman Sea to begin the Australia portion of our itinerary — Melbourne, Tasmania and Sydney. The highlight for us was attending a performance of Madame Butterfly at Sydney Opera House. Silversea treated all 140 guests sailing on the entire Grand […]

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