On January 4, 2014, we embarked on a 113 day voyage around the World. This trip went to 36 Ports in 30 Countries on 5 Continents. During this time we traveled 40,297 miles. This voyage was on Holland American Line’s ms Amsterdam, a 62,735 gross tonnage ship (small by todays standards) with a passenger capacity of 1380. This ship was large enough to be comfortable yet small enough to get into some of the more remote place that we went to. We divided this voyage into segments, with each segment having its own page to explore.
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1st Segment On our first leg of the journey we went to the ports of Puerto Limon, cruised through the Panama Canal and went to Manta, in Ecuador. We than spent 3 days in Lima, Peru before we sailed to Easter Island. After leaving Easter Island we traveled to Pictern Island of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame and then on to French Polynesia and the Islands of Tahiti, Moorea and finishing in Bora Bora.
2nd Segment We began our second segment by going to Pago Pago in American Samoa. After leaving American Samoa we crossed the International date line and arrived in Lautoka, Fiji. After departing Fiji we sailed to New Caledonia arriving in the ports of Noumea and ile des Pins. We then spent 3 days at sea before arriving on the continent of Australia. Our first stop was an overnight in Sydney, followed by sailing up the east coast with stops in Brisbane and Cairns. Leaving Australia we visited Alotau and Madang in Papua New Guinea. Our final stop on this segment was Yap Island.
3rd Segment Our third segment started with an overnight stop at Manila in the Philippines. From there we went to Hong Kong for another overnight stay and then proceeded to Singapore where we were also overnight. it was the on to Phuket, Thailand and Colombo, Sri Lanka. We then crossed the Indian Ocean to visit the 3 small islands of Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion which lie off the coast of Africa.
4th Segment Our fourth segment started on the Continent of Africa with a stop at Durban in South Africa. From there we went to Cape Town for an overnight stay and then proceeded up the West coast to Walvis Bay in Nambia. We then left Africa and headed to the isolated islands of St. Helena, and Ascension. We then continued North to the Cape Verde Islands where we stopped at Praia and an overnight in Mindelo. Next we crossed the Atlantic Ocean and made our final four stops in the Caribbean on the Islands of Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, and Sint Maarten.