Category Archives: Caribbean

Puerto Rico

Since San Juan is a commonwealth of the US, we cleared immigration before disembarking. Last time I was in San Juan, Dani and I went into the countryside on a horseback riding excursion, so I’d never really seen the city. … Continue reading

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St. Barts

St Barts is by far the nicest island port on this trip. It is French speaking, the currency is the Euro, the residents are French citizens, and the cooking is French/Island cuisine. We tendered over to the small marina and … Continue reading

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La Reserve, St. Lucia, Barbados

La Reserve The finest meal served during the cruise is a one-time event called the Connoisseur Menu. It’s served in the Wine Spectator branded La Reserve, a 22 seat restaurant that is only open three days out of 20, and … Continue reading

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Granada

 Granada is a charming port that fits the quintessential image of a Caribbean island. A circular bay shelters a multicolored harbor that rises into steep, green hills dotted with homes. 95% of the GranadaÕs houses were destroyed by hurricane Ivan … Continue reading

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Colombia and Aruba

We’ve spent a relaxing few days, mostly on board ship, beginning with two sea days that took us through the Panama Canal to Cartagena, Columbia. The shore excursion we had booked sounded like it was going to involve a very … Continue reading

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Caribbean 2008

Miami • Aruba • Panama Canal • Limón, Costa Rica • Grand Cayman   Monkeying around in our cabin. The stewards make these towel animals every day. Main Dining Room Miami Friday, March 14, 2008 Since Dani was sick for … Continue reading

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Panama Canal 2005

Ft. Lauderdale • Limón, Costa Rica • Colon, Panama Grand Cayman • Cozumel, Mexico • Belize   Ft. Lauderdale Friday, March 18, 2005 The search for a Spring break cruse that matched Dani’s school schedule and went to places we … Continue reading

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Caribbean 2001

Miami, St. Thomas, San Juan Miami Saturday, April 7, 2001 For Spring Break, Danielle and I decided at the last minute to take a cruise aboard the newly-launched Explorer of the Seas. It’s the sister ship of the Voyager of … Continue reading

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Caribbean on The Voyager of the Seas 2000

By Danielle Alcorn, Age 9 and Steve Alcorn, Age 44 For Spring Break 2000, we took a cruise on the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas, the largest cruise ship afloat. It’s 1/3 bigger than an aircraft carrier! We drove … Continue reading

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Bahamas 1995

We went on a “Wine Cruise” to Nassau in the Bahamas. Here we are with Andy and Libby, friends from our wine group.

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Eastern Caribbean on the Norway 1989

In 1989 we went for our first Caribbean cruise, on the Norway, Norwegian Cruise Line’s flagship. The Norway was originally built as “The France”, and represented the pinnacle of cruise ship design. Too large to enter the Caribbean ports of … Continue reading

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St. Thomas 1983

With the stress of Epcot behind us, we took the opportunity to get away for a fourth anniversary trip to Charlotte Amalie in Saint Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. We flew down, and stayed on the back side of the … Continue reading

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