We pulled up to the sandbar known as Stingray City where the water is about 3 feet deep and there are about 200 people wading around with a huge number of stingrays from 1 foot across to 3+ feet across.
We got up early because we had to take a tender to shore and we were told that we needed to get a ticket for an early tender because we had not booked an excursion with the ship. We had to meet Chip from
We had another sea day after leaving Costa Rica which we took advantage of by finishing our books and fighting for seats around the pool. We also discovered that the best time to go to the pool is just
Once back on the ship we sat by the pool and swam for a while. It is much easier to enjoy the pool when everyone else is off of the ship. We headed to our balcony to read and take naps. It was great to
We decided that because we didn\’t have anything planed in Costa Rica we would sleep in so we woke up around 8:30 am (Central Time) and decided to take a mile walk on the track. One mile on the track is
We were told when we got off of our bus that we would have a different bus and driver on the way back and we did. This bus was newer and the driver was accompanied by another person in the same uniform.
We pulled into the first of three locks at the Pacific end of the canal where two line handlers employed by the canal joined our ship to manage the bow and stern lines as the water level in the lock dropped.
We arrived in ColÃ³n, Panama pretty early but our tour of the Panama Canal didn\’t begin until 8:30 when we were to meet our bus on the pier. We climbed onto the large air-conditioned bus with 40 other
We had another day at sea after Colombia and we took it easy… really easy. We checked email then spent the day reading books (writing this awesome content for you guys) and taking naps. The great part
As the sun began to set we went out on the balcony to watch the city lights come on across the bay. The main part of the city is very impressive from a distance and probably has some nicer areas that we
We pulled into the port area where we all hopped out of the cab and paid the driver. We were immediately surrounded by security asking us to get back in the cab, we needed to drive further. We pulled up
As we sat on the bench we noticed some workers removing some fake trees with yellow plastic leaves and little flowers with lights in them We think they were probably Christmas decorations for the entrance
As we headed into the Old CIty we decided to split from Aiofe and Lee and meet back in 2 hours to share a cab back to the ship. We walked through a few small shops full of junk and decided that shopping
We didn\’t arrive in CartageÃ±a, Colombia until noon so we spent the morning checking email and trying to find something on the internet that would tell us what we should do in CartageÃ±a. The internet
We pulled into Aruba around 7:00 am and were looking forward to getting to the beach early. The only question was which beach. There are three main beaches in Aruba that most cruisers visit. Palm Beach,
We woke up fairly late on our second sea day and decided to read some more on our balcony. It was another sea day and we were both enjoying our books. After lunch we decided it was time to check email
After dinner I had a stomach ache/headache combination so I only wanted to lie down. I wasn\’t sure if it was from over eating or from a drink that I had earlier but I was in no shape to go dancing. We
The reason we chose this cruise was because we were able to book an aft room which looks out of the rear of the ship and has a larger balcony. (roughly 12\’X12\’) We decided to spend some time watching
We woke up early and not just because the room was moving with the waves but because we had a huge breakfast buffet waiting for us. It was nearly endless, there is no way you could go hungry at this buffet
We woke up at 5:30 am to finish packing and get ready for our four hour drive to Miami where our ship was waiting. Goblin has little interest in moving at all at 5:xx am and I am the same way. We both