Incas, penguins, llamas, and even an eclipse

Sapphire Princess Day 24

At Sea March 27th, 2024 OK, so we crossed the equator yesterday, but the ship officially had the crossing the line ceremony today. People who have not crossed the equator by sea are called Pollywogs, and those who have crossed the line are...

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Sapphire Princess Day 23

At Sea Crossing the Equator March 26th, 2024 We should have been in Ecuador today, but instead we are at sea, heading towards Costa Rica. It was another calm sunny day, perfect for doing absolutely nothing. There were many great looking...

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Sapphire Princess Day 22

At Sea March 25th, 2024 It was a beautiful calm morning, gone are the rough seas of the Atlantic. Now we have the very calm Pacific. It hardly feels like we are on a ship at all unless you go out on deck or look out of a window. This morning...

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Sapphire Princess Day 21

Cusco March 24th, 2024 We had another early start. No chance of trying out the hot tub, wandering through the gardens, or sitting on a bench by the river. By 7:00 we had to place our bags in the corridor so they could be taken to the airport. I...

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Sapphire Princess Day 20

Machu Picchu March 23rd, 2024 It was dark when we arrived at the hotel, but when we got up we were able to see what a lovely view we had outside our window. We went to the dining room for breakfast and had a wonderful buffet breakfast, which...

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Sapphire Princess Day 19

Cusco March 22nd, 2024 The ship docked in the port of Pisco at 5:30 AM, and at 6:15 we met with the rest of our tour group in the Explorers Lounge, handed over our carry on luggage, and headed ashore to our waiting coaches. We had the 5 and a...

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Sapphire Princess Day 18

At Sea March 21st, 2024 Packing again! This time just for a 2 day trip. However we are going to experience different kinds of weather – hot and in the 80s, cold and in the 50s, rainy, windy, you name it. At least there won’t be any snow. It was...

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Sapphire Princess Day 17

At Sea March 20th, 2024 The ocean is totally calm and there is no motion on board Sapphire Princess. Quite a difference from a few days ago. Personally I prefer rougher weather, but I am really happy with any weather just as long as I am at sea....

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Sapphire Princess Day 16

Coquimbo, Chile March 19th, 2024 Back to back ports again, and our last port in Chile. When I went to download the photos Brian had taken today with his camera, I discovered that there were no photos from today on the disk. I had seen him take a...

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Sapphire Princess Day 15

San Antonio, Chile March 18th, 2024 Today is end of the first segment of this cruise. About half of the passengers are disembarking but they will soon all be replaced, and then some. The ship will be sailing at capacity. Disembarkation seemed to...

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Sapphire Princess Day 14

At Sea March 17th, 2024 We woke up to the Pacific Ocean looking totally calm. It is hard to imagine the storms we had been experiencing a few days ago. The ship is decorated for St Patrick’s day. I mean really decorated, and there are may...

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Sapphire Princess Day 13

At Sea March 16th, 2024 We should be in Puerto Montt looking at volcanoes today, but instead we are sailing on a relatively smooth Pacific Ocean heading north to San Antonio, Chile. My eye is definitely on the mend thank goodness. No need to...

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