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Aruba

December 2016 – Our first port stop for our December cruise was at Oranjestad, Aruba.  After being on the ship for over two days, we were ready to stretch our legs and go exploring.  Our first excursion was a catamaran… Continue Reading →

St Thomas

December 2013 – St Thomas, USVI, is by far one of my favorite places on this planet.  This was our first visit to the island, and I fell in love with the tropical feel, cool breezes, and gorgeous landscapes. We… Continue Reading →

Nassau, Bahamas

December 2013 – We visited Nassau during an eastern Caribbean cruise.  We were the first people off the boat and immediately set out on our walk to the Colonial Hilton.  We had somehow missed the early morning (whispered) announcement on… Continue Reading →

Cozumel, Mexico

December 2012 – Cozumel will always hold a special place in my heart because it was our first stop on our honeymoon.  We visited during a western Caribbean cruise.  We disembarked the ship and followed the signs to the taxi… Continue Reading →

Georgetown, Grand Cayman

December 2012 – We docked at Georgetown, Grand Cayman, for the day.  We disembarked and traveled by bus then ferry to a spot that we would put on special helmets and walk under the sea.  We were given a brief… Continue Reading →

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

December 2012 – We stopped for a day in Ocho Rios on a week-long western Caribbean cruise.  We arrived early in the morning, just in time to catch a beautiful sunrise over the ocean.  This was our second stop on our first… Continue Reading →

Roaton, Honduras

December 2014 – We visited Roaton for a day trip on a cruise stop.  Since the area was under a travel warning at the time of our visit, we had prebooked an excursion to Maya Key Island.  We disembarked the ship… Continue Reading →

Cozumel, Mexico

December 2014 – Our second visit to Cozumel was a day trip to the Sabor Resort.  We took a taxi from the cruise port since it is several miles to the resort.  The taxi was about $12 for the two… Continue Reading →

St. Maarten/St. Martin

December 2016 – We visited the island of St. Maarten, the Dutch side, and St. Martin, the  French side, on a cruise stop for a day.  We prebooked a tour so that we could see both sides of the island…. Continue Reading →

St. Kitts

December 2016 – We visited St. Kitts on a sleepy Christmas Day.  Most of the town was closed and quiet, but we were told the next day would be crowded for Carnival.  I had prebooked us a tour of the island… Continue Reading →

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