We were supposed to go to Avatiu, Rarotonga, but there was a medical evacuation, so we had to go to Christmas Island. We waited there all day for a plane to come from Honolulu, and therefore lost the port of Avatiu.
We could not go ashore at Christmas Island. This made for long sea days - we were on the ship for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Because we were not going to Avatiu, I would have liked to have gone ashore at Christmas Island.
However, I think if you are going for 34 days, and you are travelling with an older group, then you had better be prepared to miss at least one port.
Photos belong to Phil Bianco and Google.