Day 36 At sea 9/04/2011
Our ship continued her southeasterly course towards Rabaul. Before reaching Papua New Guinea we passed the Admiralty Islands and then entered the Bismarck Sea. The Admiralty Islands are a group of 18 islands in the Bismarck Archipelago to the north of New Guinea. Many of the islands are atolls and uninhabited. The Bismarck Arc...
Day 35 At sea 8/04/2011
Throughout the day our ship followed a southeasterly course en route towards Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, passing the Caroline Islands.
The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago of tiny islands in the western Pacific to the north of New Guinea. The group consists of about 500 small coral islands east of the Phili...
Day 34 At sea 7/04/2011
Once we left Guam, Sun Princess followed a south-southeasterly course across the western Pacific Ocean, passing the Mariana Trench. The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans. It is currently estimated to be up to 10971m deep. The Trench is 2550km long and a mean width of 69km.
If Mount Everest were put i...
Day 33 Guam 6/04/2011
Despite our only being able to use three engines of four we arrived at Guam on time. Customs and immigration were a lot better this time and we were not delayed in getting off ship.
We once again bargained a taxi ride this time to the other side of the island and saw the beautiful beaches and the Chamorro village. Mum and Dad...