Falmouth, Jamaica, Day #4

2nd VGS Genealogy Cruise We awoke this morning as we docked in the port of Falmouth, Jamaica. The port area is very attractive and itself looks quite new. The merchants and their staffs were all quite friendly and helpful. A very tall man (on stilts), holding a Jamaican Flag in each hand, greeted us in […]

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 […]

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 […]