One inexpensive shore excursion you can do on your own: Cozumel, Mexico As with past posts, this is to provide you with all you need to know to do a cheap shore excursion on your own in port. Many cruise ships call in to Cozumel. The last time we visited there we did a round … Continue reading Beach, Snorkeling and Town visit to Cozumel Mexico on your own
Great Stirrup Cay - Bahamas This is the private island of Norwegian Cruise Lines and is a great place to spend the day. I've already covered it in another article as a destination. This is about the snorkeling and specifically my first adventure with an underwater camera with the point of introducing anyone who hasn't … Continue reading Underwater Camera Action and Snorkeling in the Bahamas and Grand Cayman
Caribbean Sunsets and Skies One of the things about cruising that I love is the sunsets, sunrises and skies that appear and are just so beautiful. All I ever use is my iPhone to take pictures and they are never re-touched or photoshopped. These were taken on two different NCL cruise ships, the NCL Sun … Continue reading Sunsets and Skies from Norwegian Cruise Lines ships
What a great little island to getaway from it all. And while you might be sharing the island with 2,000 of your fellow Norwegian Cruise Line passengers (it is their private island) it doesn't have to feel that way. We took the tender (no other way to get there since they won't let you swim … Continue reading Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas: What to do there.
If you're going somewhere in the Caribbean, chances are you're going to change planes in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). On a recent flight from Tampa (TPA), non-stop to SJU we had a layover of about five hours before making a connection to St. Croix (STX). So, while I have been to Puerto Rico a … Continue reading San Juan, Puerto Rico Layover – What to do?
The two major towns in St. Croix are easily doable in a day if pushed either by taxi or car. We didn't test the public buses between the two though that is usually a favorite thing of mine. Frederiksted is located on the western end of the island and Christiansted is somewhat on the northeast … Continue reading Frederiksted & Christiansted
We recently spent four days in St. Croix and got a rental car from Olympic who picked us up and dropped us off at the airport as part of our excellent rental rate. For starters, we can highly recommend them. We did a lot during the trip but the one thing we focused on was … Continue reading Saint Croix Snorkeling
This is important information to all cruise ship passengers going to St. Martin! Seems that St. Martin (at least the Dutch side) is having a problem with car break-ins. There were 14 people on our ship recently that had to be escorted through immigration due to their identification being stolen via a car break-in. This … Continue reading Car Break in Warning for Saint Martin