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Snorkeling in Belize

It’s a long tender ride from ship to shore in Belize. Tenders are used when there is no cruise ship dock and the ship waits offshore while smaller boats bring passengers to land. These are sometimes the taller lifeboats off … 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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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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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

Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private tropical island in the Bahamas. Continue reading

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