Silversea South Pacific Cruise: 64 days of boomer cruising adventure

Silversea South Pacific Cruise: 64 days of boomer cruising adventure

Alan and I enjoy South Pacific cruises so much that we keep booking them—again and again. At last count, we’ve cruised the South Pacific six times. But this page is all about our 64-day Silversea South Pacific Cruise experience. We call it La-La because the small ship luxury cruise began and ended in Los Angeles.

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Because the cruise was one of Silversea’s Grand Voyages, the fun began before stepping onto Silver Spirit. Silversea hosted full Grand Voyagers at a special dinner and night at the Montage Beverly Hills. Ooh-la-la.

After embarking in Los Angeles, Silver Spirit crossed the Pacific to the Marquesas, explored French Polynesia, cruised both islands of New Zealand, touched on Tasmania and a few Australian ports before our voyage turned back toward L.A., stopping in Fiji and Hawaii. With a mix of plentiful sea days and interesting ports, South Pacific cruise itineraries don’t get much better than this.

What do I pack for a long, warm weather cruise? Take a look at my tropical cruise gear for items that you might not think about when it comes to a trip like this. And, if you’re a woman of a certain age who’s confused on how to dress for a luxury cruise, you’ll appreciate my advice on cruise wear for over 50 women.


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I have so much to write about this cruise that I may never be finished.  Be sure to bookmark this page or subscribe to our weekly broadcast so you’ll be the first to know!

man sipping coffee looking at sunrise in South Pacific

Cruising the South Pacific again

Yes, the South Pacific is so nice, we’re cruising it as many times as we can! Click on Cruising the South Pacific again to read more about the itinerary, the Hollywood gala that began our journey plus more tips on preparing for a 64-day tropical cruise.

Colorful fish in Rangiroa

Rangiroa Snorkeling is the Best!

I’m standing in the warm tropical waters of French Polynesia giggling as hundreds of colorful fish flit around me in the crystal clear water. Check out why Alan and I think Rangiroa Snorkeling is the Best!.

woman swimming with stingray

Swimming with Stingrays in Moorea

Motu Island and Snorkeling Adventure is a 6-hour Silversea excursion that includes lunch on a tropical islet with plenty of time for communing with stingrays. Check out our day Swimming with Stingrays in Moorea.

View of ocean and land from Mt. Cargill

Mt Cargill Walk in Dunedin

Alan and I chose a Mt Cargill walk in Dunedin while on a Silversea cruise around New Zealand. On long cruises, we take the opportunity to stretch our legs on land as much as we can. This New Zealand hike was a winner! Learn about our Mt Cargill Walk in Dunedin: A Hiking Cruise Excursion.

tender pulls up to a dock near a beach

Exploring Ulva Island

Apart from an Antarctica cruise, a trip to Ulva Island may be the closest Alan and I will get to the end of the world. Walking the trails of Ulva Island introduced us to unspoiled New Zealand. If you’re a nautre love, read more about Exploring Ulva Island on a Silversea Cruise Excursion

mountains in Milford Sound as seen from the deck of a ship

Cruising Milford Sound

Alan and I marveled as Silver Spirit cruised by Milford Sound’s numerous amazing waterfalls and steep rain-forested cliffs. Lucking out with a bright, sunny day, we enjoyed Milford Sound from the top deck of the ship. To read more about our experience, click on Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises.

Hallway inside the USS Missouri

Touring the Mighty Mo on Oahu

When the Silver Spirit called on Honolulu, Hawaii, during our Grand Pacific Voyage, Alan decided to tour the Heart of the Missouri. And he wrote about it! Don’t miss the interesting read about his experience Touring the Mighty Mo With Silversea Cruises.

A curved beach with turquoise water in Lani

Exploring Lanai on a Jeep Safari Cruise Excursion

We’ve visited Maui a number of times, so on our recent cruise, we took the opportunity to visit Lanai, a former pineapple plantation. The shore excursion was a short ferry ride from Maui. Take a look at our time Exploring Lanai on a Jeep Safari Cruise Excursion .

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