Category Archives: Trip 1

Home… back in Philadelphia

January 4 Coming home. We had to wait a while to disembark this morning but then we got our baggage and proceeded through customs which was really easy.  I had prepared a spreadsheet with our purchases and we thought we … Continue reading

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Key West, Florida

January 3 Well, I am writing this post from home in Philadelphia and I cannot believe how much easier it is with fast internet service! We have spent lots of time in Key West so our day was fun just … Continue reading

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Cruising the Caribbean Sea

January 2 We had a terrific and emotional day. First, the ship hosted a mimosa party for the world cruise group with lovely food and the mimosas.  Andy, our cruise director, composed a song for us, and we were invited to … Continue reading

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Willemstad, Curacao

December 31 A New Year’s Eve in Curacao.  We had originally scheduled a snorkeling excursion and yesterday morning we got a letter in our stateroom saying that the tour operator was doing one snorkel stop instead of two.  Well, that … Continue reading

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St. Georges, Grenada

December 29 #2 Son Mark’s birthday!  #29.  Happy birthday, Mark. Grenada is said to be one of the most picturesque ports in the Caribbean.  And we agree. The harbor is shaped like a horseshoe.It is rainy season here and everything … Continue reading

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Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe

December 28 Guadeloupe is in the same category as Martinique, it is an overseas region and department of France. It has two main island districts, Basse Terre Island and Grand Terre.  Point-A-Pitre is at the junction of the two districts. … Continue reading

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Fort de France, Martinique

December 27 I don’t know whether to call Martinique part of North America (as the other Caribbean islands are) or Europe because it is officially part of France!  So I will leave the category off entirely.  Geographically, of course, it … Continue reading

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Bridgetown, Barbados

December 26 We had a nice Christmas Day aboard the ship.  I did get to sit on Santa’s lap and I told him all about ICF! We had dinner with Marilyn and Charlie and saw another wonderful show by 4 … Continue reading

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Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 24 What is Christmas like on a cruise ship crossing the Atlantic? Image courtesy of Idea go at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Lots going on for sure.  We are getting cards and presents from some of our new friends. They have assembled … Continue reading

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Mindelo, Cape Verde

December 21 Day 167.  I usually don’t refer to the “day” of the 180 day adventure, but sadly, we are winding down, less than 2 weeks left.  Funny, in the past I have thought a 2 week vacation was long! … Continue reading

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