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Sea Days

Rocking and Rolling to Hawaii

Welcome to RSSC Zombie Apocalypse! We were definitely in rough seas. The Pacific storms that greeted us in California continued to march across the Pacific, and, unfortunately we were not able to avoid them despite the captain deviating our route south by 250 miles. Everyone who was not in bed was staggering in the hallways. I guess you can blame the wave action for living dead look-alikes but Bonine, Dramamine, and Scopolomine tend to take their toll on our affect.


We left San Diego several hours late as the provisions were not able to be loaded in a timely manner due to the Woman's March. The ship really started to rock once we started out to sea. Most passengers were already eating when we started to hit some really rough weather. One larger than expected wave caused a monumental crash in Compass Rose, the main dining room. The crash? Charger plates were stacked up on waiters' stations after being cleared from the tables and, like a bad move in a game of Jenga, they came tumbling down. Given that they were Versace chargers (reportedly $100 a pop), it must have been one expensive mishap! After the crash, the sommeliers were busy proactively taking the ice buckets filled with bottles of wine off of their pedestals and placing them on the floor. Priorities are priorities!


As we crossed the Pacific, the cabin was creaking alarmingly and the ship felt like a tilt-o-whirl. So, there was nothing Pacific about this section of the Pacific! It's amusing that we sailed the Drake Passage this time the year before. This ride was much worse than the Drake-although we had an easy go of it according to the naturalists onboard. Davor (our general manager) said that we were in rough seas so we could have a true ocean experience rather than an experience in a hotel at sea.

By day three, most passengers had their sea legs attached and the ship was brimming with guests in the public areas. The seas became calmer but the weather remained overcast and chilly. Outside areas were off limits except for the pool area and the pool and hot tubs were drained as the sloshing water covered the entire deck area.

The Navigator was refurbished in the last year and it is beautiful.


My one complaint is that the public areas are very crowded on sea days with inclement weather. You might wonder what there is to do on so many consecutive sea days. It really can become quite busy...eating....lectures....eating....movies....eating....wine tasting....eating.....games.....eating....cocktails...and, of course napping, then eating again.

Posted by Culinerrion 16:00 Archived in USA Tagged pacific_ocean regent_seven_seas_navigator

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