Category Archives: Excursions

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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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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Santarem, Brazil

April 10, 2018 Last evening we were invited to dine with the general manager, Thierry, and the human resources manager, Ileana. We had an enjoyable dinner and as always, learned a lot about life on board for these professionals. Enjoyable … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What a fabulous 3 days we had in Rio.  It is actually hard to decide which photos to post – the city is absolutely beautiful. Sunday, April 1, 2018 Well, to get started, on Easter Sunday we were told that … Continue reading

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

March 30, 2018 We had a great dance party under the stars and moon last night. The ship’s entertainment team sang and we had caipirinhas which is the national drink here. This morning at breakfast, the bunnies appeared! And there … Continue reading

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Santos/Sao Paulo, Brazil

March 28, 2018 We arrived in Santos Brazil at 8 AM.  We are in a shipping port and it is the largest port in Brazil.  We headed to Sao Paolo with our guide, Pedro ( on the right in the … Continue reading

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Porto Bello, Brazil

March 27, 2018 As our cruise director jokes, we are in Porto Bello, home of the mushrooms.  Not really.  Porto Bello is a quaint fishing village on the southeast coast of Brazil. The harbor is shallow so we had to … Continue reading

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Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

March 25, 2018 Last night we were invited to dinner with Thierry Tholon, the General Manager, and Alex Norton, the Oceania Ambassador.  We had two other couples at our table, one from Australia and one from Vienna. We had a … Continue reading

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Montevideo, Uruguay

March 23 and 24, 2018 Whenever the captain comes on the intercom and it is not noon – when he makes his daily update announcement, we have learned from previous cruises that it is not good news.  So when we … Continue reading

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