Pacific & Polynesian

Pacific & Polynesian

The Pacific and Polynesian Islands

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FIJI, you might cruise into Lautoka, if the weather is OK Quo have done a themed Rock The Boat Cruise, funny how things work out. Because we at Doris Visits make cruise travel films and took them, yes the rock band, to Fiji to make Bula Quo, a feature film for Universal Pictures. Small world! True story, the results of the...
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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. There is very little to do in Papeete itself. It is a major town based around the port. On docking, there will be some musicians playing by the ship, some stalls and buses, taxis and seaways waiting to take you wherever. It is expensive not just for tourists but for the people who live there. To...
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Kong: Skull Island is an epic $185m movie, both a critical and financial success. See Jean's recap of the film after watching it on the Aurora autumn cruise of New England. Kualoa Ranch is where it was shot, and Jean was there in January while on the Arcadia world cruise and filmed it for Doris Visits with their kind...
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We went there with both the Black Watch and more recently the Arcadia, the ship that loves to travel. It is a tender port and the Arcadia was moored in the bay with the Holland & America, Maasdam. SHIP & CABIN TOUR VIDEOS  IBERIA CRUISE   ROMANTIC CRUISE BOOKS Bora Bora is a sun, sea and sand paradise, unless it rains. The day...
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This 90m long ship ship stays mainly in the Pacific Ocean and repeatedly visits the Galapagos Islands sailing in and out of the Charles Darwin port. Darwin is also the name of the restaurant, named after the English naturalist, geologist and biologist, known for his theories on evolution. On deck there is an informal Beagle Grill. The boat has a maximum capacity...
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We were in the worst ever hurricane experienced by Fiji. We were locked in an establishment. Then we had to come out and work. No roads, no food, no electricity, no water, no washing facilities... nothing. And we had two major rock stars to look after, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. Our local crew had lost their homes, our...
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The North Shore is totally different, less developed, more original, more character and far more laid back. It looks and feels more Polynesian and is full of trendy coffee shops full of surfers waiting for the right conditions, or it has big waves and they are out surfing. The area was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s...
We have been making films and television for a while so we tend to approach new destinations the same way. To be frank it is similar to cruising, you are dropped in a new town, village, city, location and you have a set amount of time to do a job. As a cruiser you may have six or seven...
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The Panama Canal got bigger - New Panamax, new costs! Less than half the length of the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal joins the Atlantic to the Pacific. Unlike the free flowing Suez, the Panama Canal is uses a system of locks. This is to save the huge amount of excavation work that would be required for it to be...
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The Polynesian Cultural Centre has eight simulated tropical villages, some on internal islands within the theme park like village, various cultural demonstrations and seven shows representing the seven Polynesian Island groups, Samoa, Aotearoa (now called New Zealand), Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga and Marquesas Islands. It is easy to get to from the cruise ship and there is so much to...
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