Category Archives: April

Back in the USA. Miami, FL

April 23, 2018 Well, another adventure comes to an end!. We had a nice time at cocktail hour last night with friends from other cruises and new friends too. Some will be joining us on all or part of our … Continue reading

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Gustavia, St. Barts

April 20, 2018 St. Barts is often considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean – and one of the most exclusive. It is a small French island and is officially named St. Barthelemy.  The population … Continue reading

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St. John’s Antigua

April 19, 2018 Antigua is the larger of two main islands which make up the Caribbean nation known as Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua has between 90 and 100,000 people and Barbuda is much smaller and 20 miles away. Their location … Continue reading

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Bridgetown, Barbados

April 18, 2018 First thing this morning we called our son, Adam, for his 35th birthday!  We reached him just before he had to go into a meeting and before we were heading out for the day.  Happy Birthday, Adam.  … Continue reading

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At Sea

April 17, 2018 Well, what ELSE do you do on sea days?  For me the first thing after breakfast was a steam room visit followed by a seaweed wrap and fabulous massage in the spa!  I almost didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Sailing and leaving the Amazon River

April 15, 2018 We were walking on the deck this morning when we felt and saw that the ship was turning around. At first we thought that we needed to make a turn so that the pilots could disembark, even … Continue reading

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Alter do Chao, Brazil

April 14, 2018 Alter do Chao is one of the administrative districts of the city of Santarem – we visited there on our way into the Amazon River.  It was the site of several religious missions in the 17th and … Continue reading

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Parintins, Brazil

April 13, 2018 Parintins is a city of about 100,000 and is on the right bank of the Amazon River on Tupinambarana Island.  It can only be reached by boat or plane. It is known as the most hospitable cultural … Continue reading

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Manaus, Brazil

April 12, 2018 Beautiful sunset last night! We arrived in Manaus at about 7 AM and our tour was scheduled to leave at 8:15.  After breakfast, we left the ship to board the Amazon Explorer, a large riverboat in which … Continue reading

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Boca De Valeria, Brazil

April 11, 2018 Boca da means “mouth of” and is an entrance to the Valeria River and overlooking the Amazon. We boarded a tender to go to shore.  And here is Tom with the most unusual visor I have seen! … Continue reading

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