Currently traveling

Caribbean cruises

January - August 2019
Currently traveling
  • Day18


    January 22 in Aruba ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Who would have thought breaking down in San Juan and missing the extra day in Aruba was a good thing!

    Not much on this island. Tours take you to a natural rock bridge which collapsed in 2005, an abandoned lighthouse and the rocky coastline. But the guide was full of facts and information so that was interesting.

    If you have to spend two days anywhere it should be Antigua or Barbados.

    Also this second cruise goes back to St Croix and St Kitts. Again why!!!! At least the repeat visit to Antigua will be good.

    At the end of the tour we get dropped off at a beach crowded with rental beach loungers and cruisers.

    Thinking of how fabulous Balmoral beach (go each sunday to watch my niece do her nippers thing then have a swim) and Australian beaches are.

    No lounges or umbrellas left for rent. Manage to rent a plastic chair for $10US for mum. We go up the back to get some shade from the trees. Crammed in with lots of other cruisers.

    Happy to go back to the boat. No decent shopping.

    Eat ice cream.

    But got some great photos!
    Read more

  • Day17


    January 21 in Bonaire ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Bonaire was great! Who would have thought.

    I'm in a good mood for the first time on this cruise!

    Picked up a taxi with two other cruisers. Marge stayed on board. Half the price of the cruise ship's tour.

    Bonaire is very organised. The government has set the price for private operators and the tours are either the north or south part of the island. I did the south.

    Our driver was great and he even took us off road to get a closer look at the flamingos and I love flamingos.

    After the tour I checked out the shops which were great by carribean standards.

    Then I found a cafe that had air conditioning and high speed internet with chocolate milkshakes made from homemade icecream. A good day!

    Even got dressed up for dinner.
    Read more

  • Day16


    January 20 in Curacao ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Docked in late and as the cruise tours didn't appeal we picked up a local tour. Bit of a mess as people were questioning the price and the itinerary which kept on changing.

    The tour operators were all yelling at the same time so it was manic.

    So not sure what we are seeing or if we are staying at a beach. We don't have any beach stuff so that won't be great if we are stuck at the beach.

    The cruise tours are looking pretty good now!

    Ok so the tour was really boring and we didn't see much. The island is fairly flat and boring.

    Stopped at some caves that we weren't interested in. Seen one cave seen most of them. News to me that we were doing this. So 40 minutes sitting in a crappy cafe while we wait for the others to do the tour. Had some chocolate milk which made me feel sick.

    Then we saw some flamingos from a distance.

    Bed is looking like a good option as this ghastly tour drags on.

    Next is the liqueur factory. Good grief!

    Then the beach. Thankfully it was a drop off. Couldn't get a photo but it looked crowded going by how packed the car park was. Plus you had to pay. Even the tour guide was saying give it a miss!

    Then we head back to port. More than three hours of my life I won't get back.

    Should have gone to the north of the island to Boca Tabla National Park and Knip Beach which is meant to be the prettiest.

    Hopefully Willemstad will improve this island for me so get off downtown.

    Big mistake. As its sunday only tacky souvenior shops and high end jewellery shops are open. Beginning to wish I had stayed in bed.

    This cruise is turning to shite very rapidly.

    The Curacao tour is probably one of the worst in my entire travelling life!

    Get back on board. One of the lifts broken.

    Go to the buffet and one of the drink stations is broken.

    Eat ice cream.
    Read more

  • Day15

    Sea day cruise two

    January 19 in Puerto Rico ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    So we cruised out of San Juan at about 10pm.
    Lots of cheering and clapping from the passengers as we cruised out.
    We stood on our balcony and did the same.
    It was nice seeing the lights of San Juan and the fortress as we cruised out.

    Spent most of the day in bed going back and forth getting food. Why am I so tired. Need a port day!Read more