Our crew works seven days a week, 12 hours a day, for about 6-8 weeks at a time. They live in shared living quarters that would probably make you reminisce of summer camp. They are some of the happiest people I know.
Far, far away… out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean… we are far away from our families during the holidays, and this can be tough as crew members aboard the Safari Explorer. We become “ohana”—family as we sail around these remote and scenic islands. This year, the crew got together for Christmas dinner down in our cozy galley and enjoyed a Secret Santa Celebration.
The 36-guest Safari Explorer is now sailing weekly Luxury Adventures among the Hawaiian Islands. Our Hawaiian Seascapes cruise sails between Hawaii, the Big Island and Lana'i (and reverse).
Within days, the Safari Explorer embarks for Hawaii for the 2nd season of Hawaiian Islands Un-Cruise Adventures. She’ll leave her Seattle home and make way through the passages of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca towards the open ocean. It’s roughly 2600 statute miles and 10-14 days to Kawaiihae harbor on Hawaii, the Big Island. Crew is hoping to make it in 11.
As the gears up for our second season of cruising the Hawaiian Islands, her crew is making some great improvements. I recently paid a visit to see what kind of work is being done to our flagship.