This is an apt metaphor describing the Elysium weather-based itinerary –
we follow the best local and seasonal weather spending 4 ‘winter’ months
in the South Pacific Island ports and northern Australian ports during the
moderate temperature and cyclone free months. The other 8 months are
spread between Australian and New Zealand intimate ports.
Constant weather forecast monitoring and assessment from the available
meteorological services, decisions are made well ahead of time to move
the ship to another safe harbour elsewhere in Australia, New Zealand, or
South Pacific Islands to avoid inclement weather likely to affect safety and
disrupt the idyllic and smooth lifestyle onboard.