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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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Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s Private Island

Our Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Pearl made its first port stop at Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay.  Shortly after breakfast, we caught a tender from the Pearl to the island.  Both from the tender on the channel in, … Continue reading

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Best Shore Excursions

Happy New Year to Everyone On New Year’s Day people tend to both look forward to the future and backward to reflect upon the past.  Since I don’t have my next cruise planned yet, I’ll stick mainly to reflections on … 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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