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.
National Geographic Orion
Perfect cruising conditions on this last sea day with blue skies and calm seas. Throughout the day the expedition staff offered presentations on marine life and local culture. There was time to honor the 60 crew members from nine countries (48 alone from the Philippines) who put so much effort in making our voyage safe and enjoyable. Not only do they work very hard, but they also spend part of their free time with rehearsals to demonstrate their hidden talents in the very popular crew show.