At Sea from the Marquesas to Hawaii
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 01 Jun 2019

At Sea from the Marquesas to Hawaii, 6/1/2019, National Geographic Orion

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

National Geographic Orion continues to make good time on our way north on the long passage from the Marquesas to Hawaii. This was an important route for the original Polynesian navigators whose incredible voyages of exploration found and settled these islands a thousand years ago. Following their historic paths is an exciting prospect. And although our experience aboard our luxurious modern ship is utterly different than theirs, we can still reach for some connection to them here in the expansive waters of the Pacific. Today we passed a milestone that was well known to them in their own way of seeing the world of the Equator.

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