16 January 2014

Adventures in the South Pacific

MOMI contributors provided these photos taken during an autumn 2013 cruise from Honolulu, Hawaii to Sydney, Australia via Tahiti, French Polynesia, and New Zealand.  The so-called 'Tahitian Treasures Cruise' by Celebrity Cruises lasts 19 days (11 at sea) and visits Lahaina (Maui), Papeete, Bora Bora, Auckland, and Bay of Islands (New Zealand), before terminating in Sydney.  

M/V Celebrity Solstice
Commissioned: 23 November 2008
Tonnage: 122,000
Length: 1,041 feet
Beam: 121 feet
Draught: 27 feet
Cruise Speed: 24 knots
Passengers: 2,850

Views of French Polynesia.

Entering harbor in Auckland, New Zealand, as seen from the deck of M/V Celebrity Solstice.
Docked in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Spanish Navy auxiliary replenishment vessel SPS Cantabria (A15), docked at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney, Australia.
The world famous Sydney Opera House, as seen from the deck of M/V Celebrity Solstice upon entering Sydney Harbour.

View of Sydney Harbour from the Shangri-La Hotel.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' M/V Radiance of the Seas, docked in Sydney Harbour, 23 October 2013.  (Note the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background).

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