Two Sea Days Left

Wednesday – Moderno As Platinum Plus members of the Latitudes Reward Program on Norwegian Cruise Lines, we get some great benefits. They include two specialty dining dinners. One is at either Cagney’s Steakhouse or Le Bistro French Restaurant (free bottle of wine included). The other is at either La Cucina Italian Ristorante or Moderno Churrascaria […]

St. Thomas, USVI

Tuesday – Paradise Point We first visited St. Thomas on our second cruise in 1989. That was a Christmas Cruise on the old Dawn Princess, a former Sitmar Lines ship. It was the first cruise on which we brought with us our then almost six year old daughter Tammy. We lived in California then, and […]

Sint Maarten Revisited

Monday – Deja Vu All Over Again Flag of Sint Maarten Today we arrived in Sint Maarten for the second time in 10 days. It had been the last port before Miami on the Norwegian Star’s November 5-19 Transatlantic Cruise. I stepped out on the balcony to see a barge full of fuel ready to […]

Willemstad, Curaçao

Saturday – Dushi Curaçao Curaçao, along with Aruba and Sint Maarten, is one of three Caribbean countries which, together with the Netherlands in Europe, comprise the Kingdom of the Netherlands.The citizens of all four of these countries are Dutch citizens. Flag of Curaçao The motto of Curaçao is “We have it all, it is just […]

Oranjestad, Aruba

Friday – One Happy Island Friday morning we arrived in Aruba. I went out on our balcony and saw a sandbar on the sea side of the ship. It had a tree growing in it. I also saw an Oil Rig off in the direction of Venezuela. I left the cabin and went up to […]

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Wednesday, Shaw Botanical Gardens Today we awoke in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. In Spanish, Ocho Rios means “Eight Rivers” Karen and I took our first cruise on the Carnival ship Holiday in December 1986. Thirty-two years had elapsed since then. In that time our home state had changed from California to Oregon to Nevada and finally […]

Sea Day Nov 20, 2018

Tuesday, Cruising Along the North Coast of Cuba We spent a relaxing day playing Scrabble and watching the coast of Cuba pass by. That is one big island! The sunsets at sea are amazing, especially when land, water and clouds (also water) combine with the sun to create the view. As in all subsets, the […]

Miami Nov 19, 2018

Monday – Moving Day This Morning we woke up in Miami, a city which almost always is at her photogenic best. Today was no exception. Sunrise highlighted the skylines of both Miami & Miami Beach. First I looked to the east. (click) 1st Photo. Then I looked to the west. (click) 2nd Photo. Because we […]

9th Sea Day Nov 18, 2018

Sunday We played Scrabble in the afternoon as is our custom. After finishing our game, we returned to our cabin to rest and prepare for dinner. As the sun was setting, I looked out from our balcony an saw our old friend, the Norwegian Epic. They had spent the day at Great Stirrup Cay in […]

Sint Maarten Nov 16, 2018

Friday, “Land Ho!” Flag of Sint Maarten After 7 days at sea, we finally reached our island destination, Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten, along with Aruba and Curaçao, is one of three Caribbean countries which, together with the Netherlands in Europe, comprise the Kingdom of the Netherlands.The citizens of all four of these countries are Dutch […]