Old Fort Point

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  • Day10

    Nächster Stopp: Montego Bay

    December 8, 2019 in Jamaica ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Erneut hieß es für uns: Welcome to Jamaica 🇯🇲 Montego Bay liegt im Nordwesten der Insel und ist vor allem für seine Strände bekannt. Da seit 2018 die Kriminalität in diesem Landesteil stark angestiegen sein soll und uns keiner der „Action“-Ausflüge so richtig zusagte, entschieden wir uns für eine etwa 3-stündige Rundfahrt durch Montego Bay (die Stadt liegt einige Kilometer vom Kreuzfahrthafen entfernt) und umliegende Landschaft und Ortschaften. Lustiger Weise hatten gefühlt alle Passagiere Alter 70+ die gleiche Idee😂😂 So ging es vorbei an hübschen und an dreckigen Ecken, an armen und reichen Wohngegenden, an KFC (davon gibt es laut der Deutsch sprechenden, jamaikanischen Reiseleiterin allein 5 Stück in Montego Bay) und immer parallel zum Strand - in einem eiligen Tempo, so dass kaum Zeit für Fotos blieb🤷🏼‍♀️😅
    Einen kurzen Zwischenstop machten wir bei den Glistening Waters, auch Luminous Lagoon genannt. Dort soll bei Dunkelheit das Wasser in der nahegelegenen Bucht aufgrund von Mikroorganismen schimmern und glitzern. Bei unserer Anwesenheit wirkte es eher trüb und grau🤷🏼‍♀️ Aber dafür gab es Rumpunsch, der in Jamaika immer mit 63%-igem Rum angemischt wird🥃🤪😅
    Entspannt ließen wir den Tag beim Cocktail des Tages ausklingen🍹
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  • Day1

    Montego Bay, Jamaica

    December 17, 2019 in Jamaica ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    After a nearly 10 hour flight from Manchester, I have never been more grateful to get off an aeroplane! Not only was it packed, but the people on it seemed to have a pathological inability to sit still.

    We were greeted in Montego Bay by a quick shower of rain, but the humidity was something more akin to South East Asia. A short bus ride took us to the ship, where happily we were surprised with an outside cabin (having apparently booked it but forgotten). As it is on Deck 2, we are quite close to the water line which makes for brilliant viewing.

    There wasn't any time to explore Jamaica by the time we had boarded so instead we padded around the ship enjoying the food and drink, before sailing away for a day at sea.

    The day at sea itself was fairly uneventful. A late lie in to deal with jetlag, brunch and then back to the room to read as the sunbeds were filled with screeching families or people intent on drinking their body weight in inclusive alcohol in the first 24 hours. We did dress up in the evening though, and enjoyed a fancy meal followed by a quiz (dubbed the 'interactive quiz...begging the question what quiz isn't interactive?) in which we performed unusually poorly!
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  • Day49

    My god the heat! The damned heat!

    February 26, 2013 in Jamaica ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Day at sea yesterday and the officer of the watch announced a temperature of 26 degrees, well I think he needs a little finger on his watch as the temperature was definitely in the 30s.
    Just ask any of the sun worshippers who vacated their sunbeds about 1pm because they were melting in the heat, the beds that is not the people...lol.

    Sheila and I had a sun free day and stayed inside most of the time, just venturing out at lunch time for the on deck Bar-BQ, which I'm sure they could have cooked without charcoal...did I mention how hot it was on deck?

    After lunch my bed was calling me so I had a nap till quiz time, you may have noticed that I've not mentioned the quizzes much recently, that's mainly due to the fact that after our good start at the beginning of the cruise, we've bombed out in most of the quizzes.
    But we still keep plugging away.
    We're hoping most of the other teams get bored of winning and stop turning up, thus giving us a better chance of winning again.
    Then again the way we've been performing if we were the only team taking part we'd still finish second....!.

    Sheila and I decided to have an early night and went to bed at 9.30pm, with the hour going back that made it 8.30 pm and the reason for me writing this blog at 4.45am.
    Well I have had 8 hours sleep plus naps.
    It's Montego Bay, Jamaica today so Sheila, Jennifer, John and I are going to continue our cultural crusade of the Caribbean.
    We've had a few warnings about the dangers of walking around Jamaica alone, but being seasoned travellers and hard cases from Bradford and Liverpool I'm sure we'll be ok.
    If that fails I'm hoping Jennifer being almost a local will help..lmao.
    It's Monday 25th of February, you know the time and it's dark outside but lovely and warm....
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