Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Caribbean Cruise

The Norwegian Sun tied up in Barbados
Dinah lived for several years in the British West Indies, and there were several Islands in the area she always wanted to see, but never got the chance.  So when she spotted a 10 day Southern Caribbean cruise at a good price, we decided to hop aboard. 
The ship left from Miami and spent the first two days at sea while we explored the ship and ate at the various restaurants. 
Dinah on deck in Miami
 Something new to us was towel folding; each evening our cabin stewardess left us a different animal made from towels.

 Our cabin was inside  (no windows) so we kept track of where we were by watching forward pointing ships camera on our TV.
The port of Philipsburg, St. Maarten as seen on ship's camera

A comedy act by the cruise director's staff

Entertainment on the pier by the crew as we return to the ship from our last island stop.
We visited five ports and I've covered each of them in a separate post.  We had a great time and are looking forward to additional cruises,  with one to Hawaii in February already booked.

Sunset at sea

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherland Antiles

Funny little boats - more like dodge-um cars!
The nicest beach of the trip

This lizard was lounging ...

near this unique liquor store.

A not-so-fast Ferrari (for handling container ship containers)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

St. Lucia, Saint Lucia

Above, vender at the open market. Below, scenes from the market

This tree has an enormous trunk!
Exploring town; checking the map.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bridgetown, Barbados

In Barbados we explored by taking a public bus from downtown Bridgetown to the far end of the island and back.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Roseau, Dominica

A view of the city

Allen with Roseau, Dominica behind

A tourist 'train' in Dominica
Prices are born here and raised elsewhere

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

First stop, St. Thomas.

Norwegian Sun in port at St. Thomas

Here's a 360 view from the dock:

A view of the downtown area from above. Note the solar panels on the closest building

Gas prices are about $1/gallon higher than at home
This fellow was sunning himself near a pump station

The mountains are close to the shore line so St. Thomas has a lot of hills.

What are they talking about? I haven't figured out this billboard near the dock.