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Old March 9th, 2006, 12:41 PM
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Default Crossing the Pacific...what's it like???

If you crossed the Pacific by ship please share with me the experience. Is it rocky? Stormy?

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We have done it In 2001 on the old Crown Odyssey when she was with Orient Lines, from Auckland to L.A. A wonderful 30 days. The answer to your question though is yes and no. We did have to skirt a typhoon (Paula) for a few days and as a consequence missed Fiji. It was pretty rough for about two and a half or three days, the rest of the trip was very smooth, typical open ocean, pleasant -- put you to sleep light roll. Ports included Bay of Islands N.Z., Apia, Pago Pago, Riatea, Bora Bora (twice) Moorea, Tahiti, Christmas Is., and the Big Island, Maui and Oahu in Hawaii. It was warm and balmy and marvelous the whole way except for the storm until a day out of L.A. when it started to get cool. It was March so south of the equator was more humid and Hawaii was perfect. We both loved the cruise. It was great. We'd do it again in a heartbeat, only this time would try for something the Crown didn't have, a verandah. When are you planning on going?
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we are traveling in May from LA to the Islands. I hope to avoid the "skirts".
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Have a super cruise, Bon Voyage
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We crossed the Pacific in Sept. from Vancouver, B.C. to Hawaii. It took 4 days and we didn't see one ship. We did help a sailboat out of San Diego, very exciting. Approaching Hawaii is just an awesome experience and I would do it again. Of course the Pacific is not peaceful and tranquil like the Carribean, but it didn't heave us around either. It was a most excellent adventure.

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We haven't done the Pacific but we did the Northern Atlantic last Sept from Dover to NYC via Ireland, Iceland and into Canada. Was it rough? A few days yes, we did have to fore go our NewFoundland port because of winds and fog so we had 4 days at sea. Would we do it again? You bet, in a heartbeat. It was the best cruise we have even taken. NMnita
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My own review to my own question: It was fine in May. The first 24 hours out of San Fran was rocky and rolling but after that it was fine. But it was nice to see land. Seas averaged 7 - 12 feet on a daily basis. After 2 days you get kind of used to it. I kept busy so to distact from any concentrating on the issue. I would do it again! It would be nice to do it at the end of Island hopping so you could rest after working so hard to have fun!
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