Wilde Adventures
Hawai'i and South Pacific Cruise: November 23 — December 21, 2012

Captain Albert's Blog

Captain Albert Schoonderbeek

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When Captain Albert Schoonderbeek is at sea he writes a daily blog, describing the events of the day from his perspective as the ship's Captain and Master of the Vessel. Topics most frequently covered include descriptions of decisions made on the bridge, overall management of the ship and its crew, and descriptions of activities and events in store for the passengers.

We've always learned a lot about weather, currents, navigation, ship maintenance, and general cruise information from both the daily blog (whether we're aboard his ship at the moment or not!) and his daily Voice from the Bridge, if we are aboard. While the Voice broadcasts aren't available to those not on the ship, as far as I know, the blog is available to all who are interested at
Captain Albert's Blog. Specific listings for each day or our South Pacific adventure are contained in the linked PDF.

The listed date is the day of the events and activities being described; the publication date is always the day following.

There is no entry for December 21; the cruise ended by 10 am that morning in San Diego and the Captain's current contract ended at that time. He returned to the ship after his break; the blog resumed on March 6, 2013.

Entries from November 23 - December 20, 2013

November 23, San Diego, California

November 24, At Sea, First Day

November 25; At Sea, 2nd day

November 26; 3rd day At Sea

November 27, 4th day At Sea

November 28; Honolulu Hawaii

November 29, Honolulu, 2nd day

November 30; Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i Islands

December 1; Hilo Hawai'i

December 2; At Sea

There was no December 3; International Dateline

December 4; At Sea

December 5; Fanning Island, almost

December 6 (A); At Sea

December 6 (B); At Sea (International Dateline)

December 7; Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia

December 8; Bora Bora, 2nd day

December 9; Uturoa, Raiatea, so close

December 10; Papeete, Tahiti

December 11; Opunoha Bay, Moorea

December 12; Gusting 40 knots of wind

December 13, At Sea

December 14, Nuku Hiva, Marquises Islands

December 15, At Sea

December 16, At Sea

December 17; 3rd Day at Sea

December 18; At Sea

December 19; At Sea

December 20 Final Day at Sea

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