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Chankanaab Park in Cozumel

Cozumel has no shortage of things to do when cruise ships come to port.  We’ve stopped there on quite a few cruises and always found something different to do.  This Mexican island has much more to offer that we haven’t … Continue reading

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Grand Cayman Turtle Farm

Why does Grand Cayman need a turtle farm? Because without it the turtles there likely would have become extinct by now. People have harvested turtles for food from the Caymans since Columbus first came across the islands in 1503 and … Continue reading

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Mahogany Bay BOSS Underwater Scooters

Carnival Splendor backed past the hulks of two rusted old ships into Mahogany Bay on Isla Roatan, Honduras on a beautiful sunny day. These two rusted old ships protruding from the water once delivered groceries to the island, but exploded … Continue reading

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Snorkeling with Tarpon at Grand Cayman

Carnival Splendor approached Grand Cayman early one stormy November morning. Normally cruise ships visiting Grand Cayman anchor at Georgetown. With rain pouring down so heavily the area where ships anchor could not be seen from the nearby town and seas … Continue reading

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A Visit to Grand Turk

After visiting several lesser traveled islands between Puerto Rico and Miami, Carnival Splendor made its last port stop at the private cruise ship beach on Grand Turk. We got a good view of the ship docking from the window of … Continue reading

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Cozumel Cave Snorkel

On a windy December day the MSC Divina pulled into the dock in Cozumel, Mexico. Cozumel Island sits off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, an area of Mexico dependant on tourism as its main industry and thus well guarded … Continue reading

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Aruba Shipwreck Snorkel

Once upon a time during World War 2 Dutch ships surrounded the German merchant ship Antilla, which came to Aruba  seeking a neutral harbor on the day Germany invaded Poland. This 397 foot long nearly new German ship crossed the Atlantic on … Continue reading

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Aruba Sail and Snorkel

The MSC  Divina sailed past colorful houses and a working port into Aruba on a windy December day.  We booked a sail and snorkel excursion through the ship.  It had two stops, one at a reef and the other at … Continue reading

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Antigua Kayak & Snorkel

Antigua – cruise ship shore excursion kayaking around mangrove islands, hike on small nature preserve island, and snorkeling over coral. Continue reading

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Snorkeling on Palancar Reef in Cozumel

The second largest coral reef in the world, the Meso-American reef, runs from Cozumel Mexico to Honduras.  Many people visit Cozumel to take advantage of the bounty of diving or snorkeling opportunities in its warm clear blue waters. On our … Continue reading

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