At Sea, Cruising toward Cook’s Island

Michael Melford, National Geographic Photographer, June 2018

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 03 Jun 2018

At Sea, Cruising toward Cook’s Island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • Pacific Islands

At sunrise, National Geographic Orion found herself cruising east toward Cook Island. It was an overcast morning and what could be seen at the distance was an immense body of water. The distance to covered was around 750 nautical miles. These moments at sea were a great opportunity to enjoy the facilities of our ship. A set of great presentations were given in the lounge and enjoyed by our guests during the morning. In the afternoon, we had the honor of enjoying the music performance of Kura Happ and her grandmother Tekura Ruaporo. At the end of the day, we had to conclude that the Pacific Ocean is a large body of water in which for centuries the Polynesians explored and populated remote islands for generations.

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