Tag Archives: Caribbean

A tour of Grenada

Grenada is probably most famous (at least in the eyes of Americans) for the US invasion of 1983.  It made the headlines big time when the USA invaded there following a military coup that outsted the revolutionaries who had taken … Continue reading

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Hato Caves, Curacao

Outside of the Divina, of MSC  Cruises, we boarded a bus for our excursion to Hato Caves. Along the way the tour guide gave us a lesson in the history of Curacao (our local tour guide pronounced this Kure-uh-sow.) One … Continue reading

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When a Vacation Goes to Hell

The Not So Random Bus Tour on Grand Cayman Island Ever since our last visit to Grand Cayman, we decided the next time we went there we’d take the local island tour. On our last visit I had a wonderful … Continue reading

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Mystic Mountain – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Mystic Mountain Sometimes you save money doing things on your own rather than booking shore excursions through the cruise ship and sometimes you don’t.  We intended to make our own way to Mystic Mountain to ride the Jamaican Bobsled Roller … Continue reading

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Grand Turk

Sunshine sparkles on water in varying shades of blue on both sides of the dock.  Walking down the dock from the Carnival Liberty in Grand Turk takes almost no time.  The light blue of shallow water drops to the dark … Continue reading

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Half Moon Cay Revisited

I really hoped Half Moon Cay would redeem itself on this year’s visit.  On last year’s Holland America Westerdam cruise we sailed in under sunny skies on a bright blue sea.  This year the Carnival Liberty arrived in the dark … Continue reading

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USS Kittiwake Wreck and Reef Snorkel

Grand Cayman Island has much more to offer besides a place where people hide their money in offshore bank accounts.  It’s a great vacation spot, and a port stop for cruise ships.  We had not made any plans for that … Continue reading

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Grand Cayman

Most people associate the Cayman Islands with banking, and a place people keep anonymous offshore accounts.  Legislation passed in 1966 to encourage the banking industry allowed the banks to flourish, giving a boost to their economy.  The Caymans, which includes … Continue reading

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Belize

Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala along the coast of the Caribbean Sea, Belize enjoys temperatures ranging from 66-88 degrees Fahrenheit.  As the only English-speaking nation in central America, Belize makes a great port stop for ships from the USA.  Though … Continue reading

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Cozumel, Mexico

Just off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula sits the island of Cozumel.  The name comes from Mayan words meaning the land of swallows.  At about 30 miles long and 9 miles wide, Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island.  It has … Continue reading

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