A cruise to the Amazon River, Caribbean and Central America.
  • Day56


    February 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 0 °C

    Ship crept in at about 4am and we got up at 6.45 for an early breakfast and, as luck would have it, an early get away. Had a fantastic time, a real adventure.

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  • Day52

    Praia Da Vitoria, Azores

    February 23, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    We left Bermuda in sunshine and warmth but had a very rough crossing to the Azores. A lot of crockery and bottles of alcohol have been broken in the storm. Wet and windy day in prospect but determined to see something of the town. Now been advised that because of the high winds the port has been closed to all traffic and so nobody is able to leave the ship at present! As luck would have it, during the morning the wind changed direction and lessened and so off we went. We needed the walk on ground that did not move. Very pleasant town and attractive in the sun. Very reasonably priced coffee and pastries! We depart early this evening and although the sea will be quite turbulent to begin with, the forecast is for it to calm down during tomorrow.Read more

  • Day46

    St George's, Bermuda

    February 17, 2019 in Bermuda ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Good journey from Bahamas to Bermuda. We have docked at the old Dockyard but as we are here for two nights, we are spending today exploring the island on public transport. Took the ferry to Hamilton and then the bus to St George, the former capital and UNESCO world heritage site. Lovely buildings.

  • Day43

    Freeport, Bahamas

    February 14, 2019 on the Bahamas ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    It was quite a bumpy journey from Cozumel to the Bahamas due to strong winds and the Captain putting his foot down but now a pleasant day on the island. Temp near to 25, so not hot, but mainly sunny. We do not have long here so took a taxi to a pleasant mall close to the sea and enjoying the shopping and wandering around. Have to be back on board by 1.30pm for the ship to depart to Bermuda.Read more

  • Day41

    Cozumel, Mexico

    February 12, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    We had nothing planned here so left the ship and just walking around the town. Weather very changeable today, heavy rain followed by warm sunshine. The town of Cozumel is not, in any way, historic but it is not without its charm. Lots of side streets to wander around and although the locals want you to buy everything, a polite ‘no thank you’ and they stop. Everybody very friendly.Read more

  • Day40

    Mahahual, Costa Maya, Mexico

    February 11, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    Arrived at a cruise terminal obviously made for cruise passengers so headed off to the nearest town of Mahahual just along the coast. The taxi fare cost only US$2 each. Very undecided what to say. Hotel where we are having excellent coffee lovely, people very friendly, beach poor and not sure about the town. Need to spend more time here.Read more

  • Day39

    Belize City, Belize

    February 10, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    A short, calm journey from Roatan to Belize. 29 degrees but a risk of showers. Took a trip to the Mayan Temple Site at Altun Ha. Only took an hour by coach but as soon as we arrived it rained hard for about ten minutes and then the sun came out and we felt the heat again. This is a well preserved site still undergoing archaeological work but was has already been uncovered is very impressive.Read more

  • Day36

    Limon, Costa Rica

    February 7, 2019 in Honduras ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Beautiful coastline as we approached Limon. Did not have time to visit the town as we went on an excursion to have an aerial gondola ride through the rainforest. It took over two hours to reach the national park but it was stunning. Dense tropical rainforest. The ride took an hour but it was slow and virtually silent. There were six of us in the gondola and a guide who explained about the trees and plants we were passing. Saw no animals but did see toucans and humming birds. Then did a short walk to see butterflies. A very rewarding day.Read more

  • Day35

    Colon, Panama

    February 6, 2019 in Panama ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    At present, Colon is undergoing a lot of reconstruction work so it is not at all attractive. Give it another 6 or 7 years and things might look different. Went on a trip to visit an Embera Indian village to see their way of live. We had to take a boat along Lake Gatun to reach the village. Very friendly people who spent a lot of time describing their history and customs. Took part in some dancing with them and really enjoyed ourselves. This was a very memorable trip.Read more