Vancouver to Hawaii

I would give you a picture of the route – but forgot to pull it prior to today – and of course it is not on any website anymore…

The ship is RCCL’s Quantum of the Seas. This is the ship that I received the free cruise on last July (2021) and sailed again to Alaska this past (?spring?). You can tell the mind is going – or at least that is my excuse.  I like the ship, except for the size; too big. OTOH, it means that there is a lot of space in which to spread out and many choices for meals.

Ah – ship capacity is 4900. We are sailing with ~ 2900 so it could be worse. Apparently there aren’t all many senior status cruisers so they are letting us into the concierge lounge along with the suites passengers.

I survived the trip from the hotel (took Lyft rather than hiking 1.5 km hauling suitcase and back pack). Canada Place (the cruise terminal portion) was a total zoo. Three ships in port – none of the small – Quantum of the Seas, NCL Jewel, NCL Spirit. One NCL ship is headed to Alaska, the other on a similar route to ours.

So here we go…

Vancouver, BC, Canada7:00pm 

Tuesday, October 4 Victoria, BC, Canada 8:00am 5:00pm 

Wednesday, October 5 At Sea

Thursday, October 6 At Sea

Friday, October 7 At Sea

Saturday, October 8 At Sea

Sunday, October 9 At Sea

Monday, October 10 Lahaina, Maui, HI 7:00am 

Tuesday, October 11 Lahaina, Maui, HI 10:00pm 

Wednesday, October 12 Honolulu, Oahu, HI7:00am 

Thursday, October 13 Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Disembark 

Except that I am really not – since the next leg is bound for Australia.

Victoria is tomorrow, then I will do the usual trip commentary and some ship pictures to fill up at least some of my mental space on all of those sea days.

Off to the lounge and then to supper….

 

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Vancouver to Hawaii

  1. ron says:

    Brilliant!

    While the rest of us batten the hatches for the coming fall wave, you’re using your almost bullet proof double-boosted and recently-recovered status to sail around the world in 80 days on half-full repositioning monster ships.

    Please let us at least vicariously travel with you by posting every detail.

    We wish you a very Bon Voyage.

    • Holly says:

      there are planes and a small ship involved. I won’t say that I am bullet proof. Relapses are possible and frankly, I don’t want to do THAT again…

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