Active + Adventure

Around the World in 80 Days (and 32 Pictures)

by Mark Schatzker

QUALITY TIME ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN

Broadly speaking, when it comes to finding a ship that crosses the Pacific Ocean, you have two choices. You can take a cruise, or you can take a container ship. On one, you spend your mornings at the spa, your afternoons trying to figure out what restaurant you're going to eat dinner at, and your evenings being attended to by the hundreds of onboard staff. On the other, you may as well be staff.

I opted for the cruise.

I would put the average age on board at 71. It would be 72 if not for the presence of a certain special someone: my daughter. Greta is just shy of five months old, and she and mummy (a.k.a. Laura) have come to help daddy cross the world's largest ocean on a luxury liner.

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