Wednesday, September 1, 2010

i'm going there someday

i am now accepting donations to go on this cruise. i pretty much dream about it at night.

Day 1. Auckland, New Zealand
Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in the stunning harbor of Auckland, known as the "City of Sails."

Day 2. Tauranga, New Zealand
The city of Tauranga is at the head of a large harbor and has beautiful beaches. Take the day to climb Mt. Mauao, a small mountain with spectacular views of the coastline, or explore the area's kiwifruit industry.

Day 3. Bay of Islands, New Zealand
This bay has 144 tiny isles and an abundance of interesting marine life for guests to see, including penguins, whales and dolphins.

Days 4 - 5. At Sea
At sea, with wildlife and history lectures, trips to the casino or piano bar and Polynesian dance revues.

Day 6. Nuku’Alofa, Tonga
Disembark at Nuku’Alofa, the tiny capital of the tiny kingdom of Tonga. Meander along mellow streets and visit stone churches and the Victorian-style Royal Palace.

Days 7 - 8. At Sea
Days at sea, with still plenty left to do onboard, including luxuriating in the ship’s award-winning spa, with its professional facials, body wraps, aromatherapy and beauty treatments.

Day 9. Rarotonga, Cook Islands It may be the capital and most populous isle of the Cook Islands, but Rarotonga’s population is even smaller than Nuku’Alofa’s, at just 14,000. Its unpolluted and crystalline Muri Lagoon is a snorkeler’s dream locale.

Day 10. Nuku’Alofa, Tonga
If you didn’t have a chance on Day 6, today is another day to explore the fruit and flower marketplaces of Nuku’Alofa in Tonga.

Day 11. At Sea
Learn how to move to the intricate rhythms of Polynesian dance, or bask in the sweet sounds of a Parisian chanteuse at the La Palette Lounge.

Day 12. Bora Bora
One of the most famous and most photographed spots on Earth, towering Bora Bora was justly described by author James Michener as “the most beautiful island in the world.” Choose from the many optional excursions, such as a glass-bottom boat ride to feed stingrays, or simply relax on the beach.

Day 13. Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
Spend a full day discovering the isolated French Polynesian islet of Motu Mahana, where the cruise hosts an exclusive barbecue lunch with Polynesian musicians and singers.

Day 14. Moorea/Papeete, Tahiti
The jagged skyline of Moorea’s once-volcanic peaks makes it one of the premier honeymoon destinations in the world. A number of adventures await: catamaran sailings, visits to ancient Tahitian stone temples or golfing on one of the most scenic courses imaginable.

Day 15. Papeete, Tahiti
Papeete, Tahiti’s capital, is cosmopolitan but still laid-back, despite the locals’ complaints of “traffic.” It’s here you will bid a fond farewell to your new friends and crew as you disembark in the morning.


Joy said...

Zac would love this cruies too. Ever since he saw Lord of the Rings (filmed in New Zealand) he has wanted to visit. I told him he wouldn't get to meat Gandof and Frodo if we went and he still wants to go. Count us in.

Jesse said...

I think we should just take out a loan and throw caution to the wind, and do it.... I'm in if you want some company... :) I mean this could be a really smart financial decision... don't you think?

I love your posts and photography. Your blog is ALWAYS so uplifting.

James and Bethany said...

I want to go! Take me!

Valerie Hall said...

That is amazing! Mike has been on a Bora Bora kick lately, he is dying to go. A cruise like that would be sooo much fun!

blair said...

Count us in!

Liz said...

Ok, so I just figured out how we can hang out, even though we live on opposite sides of the country: go on this cruise together.

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Sounds pretty amazing!

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

Oh my goodness I have been to 4 of those places and they truly are amazing does help that I live in New Zealand but have been to the cook islands twice. Thanks for sharing your blog and I found you through Faiths course!

A and M said...

Ummm...yes please! I would go on that cruise in a heartbeat. Why does it have to cost so much to travel to beautiful places?

Erin said...

You can't go cruising without me!