Posts Tagged "Caribbean"

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

On April 25, 2014 we reached our last port of the voyage, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. The ship docks in Philipsburg about a mile form the main part of town. The easiest way to get there is by taking the water taxi from the pier to the main town pier which puts you in the center of town. Philipsburg is a typical caribbean tourist town with all the “duty free” shops which are along the one thoroughfare, Front Street. Along the way down Front Street we turned into Old Street to visit our favorite shop, the Belgian Chocolate Box. After leaving Old Street we walked along the beach...

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Roseau, Dominica

The small compact town of Roseau on the island of Dominica was our stop on April 24, 2014. Roseau is a poor caribbean town that doesn’t see much tourism. Today there was intermittent rain showers so we stayed on the ship. The town is mostly catholic and there are a lot of churches that can be seen from the ship and many buildings had tin roofs. Some locals set up a craft area under tarps near the pier and there was a steel drum playing on the pier much of the day. The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture. Roseau Pier into...

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Castries, St Lucia

We docked in Castries, St. Lucia on April 23, 2014 out side Pointe Seraphine, a duty free shopping area. The port area is in a small bay which caters mostly to cruise ships. Here you can find the usual tourist shops found throughout the Caribbean. From the pier there are some scenic views of the town of Castries and the surrounding area. The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture.     Castries, St Lucia Pointe Seraphine Duty Free shopping area Duty Free shopping area Duty Free shopping area Amsterdam in port Gulls on the...

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Barbados

After 5 days at sea we docked in Barbados on April 22, 2014, in the port of Bridgetown. In Barbados we stayed on the ship. In the afternoon we were entertained by the sounds of a Steel Drummer that came aboard.       The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture. Title Slide Barbados Cruise terminal Amsterdam on the pier Steel Drum entertainer...

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Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

After 3 days at sea we reached our first port of call, Puerto Limon in Costa Rica. Since we have been here many times before, we decided to go ashore and walk around the terminal and craft market. After stretching our legs on land we returned to the ship.     The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture. Title Slide The long Pier Cruise Terminal Amsterdam at the pier Souvenir Vendors Toucans for...

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