Having left San Diego at 18:00 Sunday evening we began our long journey towards the Hawain Islands to arrive in Honolulu Saturday January 15 at 08:00.
The distance between the two cities is 2,182 nautical miles or 2,509 statute (land) miles. Believe it or not San Francisco is actually closer at 2,074 nautical miles or 2,387 statute (land) miles. This is due to how dramatically the California coast curves west as is goes north.
This was our first of five days at sea with nothing between us and the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The world's largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean, covers about one third of the Earth's surface. This massive ocean is double the size of the Atlantic and contains twice its volume of water. The area of the Pacific Ocean, without its surrounding seas, is 165 million square kilometers. With the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk, the Bering, Celebes, Coral, East China, Suhu and Yellow Seas its total area exceeds 179 million square kilometers.
The Pacific Ocean stretches from Antarctica's Ross Sea to the Bering Sea off Alaska. Its widest point occurs at approximately 5 degrees North latitude where it reaches from the coast of Columbia on the east to the Malay Peninsula on the west.
While on board the cruise staff provide its guests with activities that they can partake in. A look at the ship's Daily Current will provide a list of these activities. These include the Mensa Daily Quiz, Outdoor golf (a 3 hole putting contest), Shuffleboard and Table Tennis as well as Team Trivia. All guests partaking will receive Big O Points depending on how they fare which can be used to purchase Oceania shag at the end of their cruise.
Our Cruise director, Ray continues to mention that the shag is still in container ships somewhere on the Oceans.
Other activites include beginner and intermediate bridge lessons, OLife Enrichment Speakers and Cooking Demonstrations which are well attended.