2014 Hawaii/Tahiti Cruise Photos


The Mariner

Our Cabin Circled in Red

Cabin Layout
Suite: 561 Sq. Ft.
Balcony: 286 Sq. Ft.

Our Cabin

Our Hotel in Long Beach

November 18, 2014 - Long Beach

Lunch at PF Chang's

Dinner with Michael Grenie

November 19, 2014 - Long Beach/Embarkation Day

With Cheryl and Marsha

Our Welcome Aboard plate

Beautiful flowers sent by Brenda

The returning orchids

November 20, 2014 - Sea Day

With Captain Felice Patruno

November 21, 2014 - Sea Day #2

Matt's Arrangements

November 22, 2014 - Sea Day #3

No Photos

November 23, 2014 - Sea Day #4


Lunch samples

Executive Chef Aurelien Demelyet

Sauces and Stocks


November 24, 2014 - Sea Day #5

November 25, 2014 - Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii

Lawai Kai Bay

Hospitality Room at Allerton Gardens

Sam, our tour guide

From "Pirates of the Caribbean 4"

From "Jurrasic Park" (see below)

"Spouting Horn"

Sunset at departure

November 26, 2014 - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Inside Diamond Head Crater


Hanauma Bay

Halona Blowhole

Beach used in "From Here To Eternity" and
"Pirates of the Caribbean"

Makapau Beach

Ulupo Heiau now

Drawing of what it was then

Pali lookout


Brazilian Red Crested Cardinal

Danny Couch

November 27 2014 - Kahului, Maui, Hawaii

Morning Rainbow at Kahului

Krechelle, our tour guide

Matt taking photos

Irrigation Ditch

Narrow walkways

Our lunch spot

The trail

More trail

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November 28 2014 - Hilo, Hawaii

Heated cove

McKenzie State Park

BBQ lunch stop

Star of the Sea Painted Church

Lava field once Kaimyu Bay

Eric Leifer, our guide

Above photos by Eric Leifer of the Pu'u O'o volcano vent, Kilauea Volcano

November 29 & 30, 2014 - Sea Days #1and #2

(No Photos)

December 1, 2014 - Sea Day #3 - Country Fair

December 2, 2014 - Sea Day #4 - Equator Crossing Ceremony

Yes, for first time, I decided to make it official and "Kiss the Fish"

December 3, 2014 - Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Our greeters in Taiohae

Iria (Destinations Manager) with Matt

Kimi, our guide

All the 4X4's

Overlooking Taiohae Bay

Taipivai Overlook

Piki Vehine sacred site

Hooumi Beach

In Taiohae

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Taiohae

December 4, 2014 - Sea Day

(No Photos)

December 5, 2014 - Fakarava, French Polynesia

A drawing of Fakarava, an atoll. We entered where it says "Toau"
and anchored where the upper right anchor is.

Our tender

Welcoming with flowers

Welcoming with music

The town church

The inner side of the atoll where we snorkeled

The ocean side of the atoll

We are not sure what the tower is used for

Matt doing his photo thing while departing Fakarava

Signed Equator Crossing Certificate

Full Moon from our balcony

December 6, 2014 - Bora, Bora, French Polynesia

Dolphins welcoming us

Over water hotel rooms

The Paul Gauguin (a former Regent ship)

Our "Beach Break" stop

Cheryl and Marsha

Stingray stop


Lorraine, Cruise Director

The locals aboard for the Tahitian Folkloric Show

December 7, 2014 - Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Our Catamaran

Society Pin and bag

The pin

Photo of us on our balcony (from Marsha and Cheryl's)

December 8, 2014 - Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia

Stands at the pier

December 9, 2014 - Raiatea, French Polynesia

Musicians greeting us

Pearl Farm


Crossing the river

In the crater

Coconut Trees

Our guide, Maria on the right

Vanilla Beans

Marae Tapuipapiuatea

Crabs at the Marae

Downed Tree in the road

Flowers from the market

..and because everyone is asking...

December 10, 2014 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Day 1

December 11, 2014 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Day 2


December 12, 2014 - Sea Day
(No photos)

December 13, 2014 - Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia - Day 1

Notre Dame Cathedral

Doors of Notre Dame Cathedral

Herman Melville Memorial

"Nature's Rhythm Trio"

Poor Piggy

December 14, 2014 - Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia - Day 2

(No photos)

December 15, 2014 - Sea Day

(No Photos)

December 16, 2014 - Fakarava, French Polynesia

Oyster Shells

Dinner with Frank Galzy, the General Manager; Jeff and Ursula

By request, a photo of the Mickey/Minnie Travel Watch
(Best I can do with room lighting)

December 17, 2014 - Rangiroa, French Polynesia

Coming into Rangiroa

Morey eel Sticking it's head out


December 18, 2014 - Papeete, French Polynesia

December 19, 2014 - Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia

Our cloudy, rainy day

December 20, 2014 - Raiatea, French Polynesia

The type of boat we were in

The motu

Where we drifted, from the ocean breaking in the background
to the floats in foreground. Bora Bora is the mountain island

The two new arrangements.

December 21, 2014 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia

"Le Truck"

Mounts Oemanu and Pahia

At Mama Rita's

Family burial plot in front of home

Bloody Mary's

December 22, 2014 - Sea Day

Door Competition

Our Door (still under construction)
Icicles above door, wreath in center, our stockings under that and
a snow scene with mountains, trees and a snowman underneath.
Still to come...snowflakes around the door and a "North Pole" sign.
Oh...and don't forget the photos of Lucy and Mama

December 23, 2014 - Sea Day

Our Door..finished

...and this at the end of the hall, as our door is in the corner.

December 24, 2014 - Pago Pago, Samoa

Being greeted

Our bus

The seats on the bus

Pago Harbor

Neil and Max

A village meeting "house"

Matt on the rocks

Camel Rock

Our beach stop

December 25, 2014 - At Sea

Christmas Show:

Our Christmas gift from Regent...
Framed memory of this cruise

December 26, 2014 - Crossed International Dateline

(Day does not exist

December 27, 2014 - Suva, Fiji

Kava Plant

Our longboat driver



Our welcome to the Village


Kava Ceremony

Items purchased here

December 28, 2014 - Lautoka, Fiji

(No photos)

December 29, 2014 - Sea Day

(No photos)

December 30, 2014 - Champagne Bay, Vanuatu

Photos below courtesy of Neil and Massi (who went ashore):

December 31, 2014 - Port Vila, Vanuatu

The beach from the ship

Our ship

Find the reeftop pipefish


January 1, 2015 - Sea Day

(No photos)

January 2, 2015 - Norfolk Island, Australia

Willie Aames

January 3, 2015 - Sea Day

(No Photos)

January 4, 2015 - Bay of Islands, New Zealand

January 5, 2015 - Tauranga, New Zealand