South Pacific 2007

Sun Princess In September of 2007, Tom and his wife flew to Seattle and boarded the Sun Princess (photo on the right) for a 30 day cruise across the South Pacific to Sydney, Australia. After a brief stop in San Francisco, they started their journey across the Pacific to Hawaii. About half way there, at 4:00am in the morning, the ship lost all power, floating eerily at sea. Two hours later, power was restored and the journey resumed. On their way to Sydney, stops were made to visit the following islands: Hawaii, Maui, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Rarotonga (Cook Islands), American Samoa, and Fiji. Three stops were also made in New Zealand before arriving in Sydney for three more days of sightseeing, including a trip out to the Blue Mountains National Park.

Departing Seattle

Golden Gate Bridge

Arriving at San Francisco

Halema'uma'u Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Departing Lahaina, Maui

Sunset at sea

Bora Bora

Papeete, Tahiti

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rainy day in Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pot of gold, full speed ahead

Suva, Fiji

Arriving at Auckland, New Zealand

Piha Beach

Hiking through the bush to a waterfall

Large tree ferns in the bush

Piha Beach

Lyttleton Harbor, New Zealand

Visit to a farm outside of Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand

Arriving at Port Chalmers, New Zealand

Taieri Gorge Railway

The neo-Gothic Larnach Castle

Old church in Dunedin, New Zealand

Snow capped mountains along New Zealand coast

Arriving in Sydney, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Wildlife World

Sydney's psychedelic "rainbow" skyline

Sydney Opera House at night

Blue Mountains National Park

The Three Sisters at Blue Mountains National Park

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