The demographics were good, mostly people like me or older.
We cruised with Pickles and her friend, Sylvia. We chose “anytime
dining,” which worked well for us.
food was pretty good, but could have been better. Our waitress
was from Brazil, and she was really good. A couple of notable
dishes that come to mind were Pepper Pot Soup and the scallops.
They also had really good pizza.
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had stops every day and only one day at sea. The best stops
were Grenada, Bonaire, and Aruba. Most of the time we got
off the ship around 9 am and had to return by 5 pm.
We went to Coral World and tried helmet diving again.
It was pretty good but a little harder to walk underwater
than the one in Aruba. We saw a lot of fish, and it
was really fun. We also got to feed nectar to some
lorikeets in an aviary.
stopped at Coki Beach, next to Coral World, that seemed
like a great beach for snorkeling. We tried to eat at our
favorite Caribbean restaurant, Cuzzin’s, but they
were closed since it was Sunday. St Thomas has a lot of
shopping, like t-shirts and souvenirs.
We went on catamaran sail to Nevis. It was okay but
long and hot. It was kind of expensive ($140 each).
We went to Pinney's Beach on Nevis. They served food
on the beach, but it was overpriced considering flies
came with it. I wasn’t too impressed with St
Kitts. It was expensive and very hot.
We took a taxi tour around the island. We made several stops
including Annandale Falls. There were some local guys there
who make their living via jumping from the top of the waterfalls.
Mike wanted to jump too, but it was too dangerous. We toured
a spiced place, and they showed us how the nutmeg is made.
I would like to go back to Grenada; it seems like a good
We went to Sorbonne Beach. It was a very nice beach
with plenty of clear water. That afternoon we took
a tour around Bonaire. We saw salt mines, slave
huts, Rincon Village (which had a festival going
on), and some flamingo reserves.
It was a really nice island. You can walk out almost ½
mile in crystal clear shallow water with no waves. There
were a lot of people windsurfing there, too. We had never
been there before. It seemed very quiet but really nice
We went to Palm Beach -- pretty but crowded. It was a beach
in front of some high-rise hotels. There is a lot of traffic
in Aruba, probably one of the busier islands. Again it was
a holiday there, and most stuff was closed. We stayed there
and enjoyed the sun. Then we went to the California Lighthouse.
We went to Senor Frogs and ate some Mexican food. Much to
our dismay, Carlos ‘n Charlie’s was gone from