While some Caribbean islands are known for their exquisite beaches (think Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos) and others for their exciting excursions and activities (like … Continue reading Top 3 must-dos in the Cayman Islands
We did an afternoon cata jet tour as one of our last excursions in Moorea (a cata jet is a mini speedboat that seats two people). … Continue reading Cata jet tour of Moorea
The Ardastra Gardens & Zoo in Nassau, Bahamas is home to a group of talented Caribbean flamingos who march and pose at their trainer’s command. At this quaint and friendly zoo, you’ll also encounter rainbow lorikeets, black swans, and Madagascar … Continue reading March of the flamingos
We took a Caribbean cruise on the Allure of the Seas, and on our shore day in Saint Maarten we visited some of the island’s must-see locales, including the iguana farm, the French/Dutch border, Orient Beach, and Maho Beach to watch … Continue reading Saint Maarten with Bernard’s Tours
The Allure of the Seas—alongside its sister the Oasis—is an incredible mega-ship that provides endless activities for its 6,000 passengers. We took a week-long trip from Fort … Continue reading Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Cruise Ship: Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, and St. Maarten
Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas are enormous cruise ships with a remarkable number of activities for guests of all ages. … Continue reading Allure and Oasis of the Seas: 10 insider tips
Here’s video of our excursion to Trunk Bay in St John while our Norwegian Getaway cruise was docked in St Thomas. The excursion involved a 45 minute boat ride followed by a short bus to get to the beach. The beach … Continue reading Our excursion to Trunk Bay from the Norwegian Getaway
A quick video tour of an indoor balcony room on the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean) and view of the gigantic ship from the outside in 4K video. You can read the detailed account here. Continue reading Our room on the Oasis of the Seas
The Crystal and Fantasy Caves are very beautiful. We had a great time exploring these caves in a guided tour. You can just do one of the caves if you like, but might as well see both since they are next … Continue reading Gorgeous caves in Bermuda
The off-road dune buggy drive and Jade Caverns: a full and fun day with a bit of everything.
Costa Maya in Mexico: a nice snorkel in crystal blue water.
The Epic: it’s a great cruise ship and we really enjoyed the itinerary.
Labadee in Haiti has the longest over-water zip line in the world: Dragon’s Breath Flight Line. It’s quite high, and you end up going quite fast. The zoom on my camera may obscure just exactly how high and long the zip line … Continue reading World’s longest zip line over water is in Haiti
The Oasis of the Seas: the Oasis and the Allure are tied for the best cruise ships we’ve ever been on.
The Norwegian Breakaway: a nice new ship on Norwegian with all the amenities and activities that most people would want. We had a nice time on our trip.
Royal Caribbean has outfitted some of its bigger ships with a zip line. The zip line is quite high: 9 decks high to be precise. It’s also about 80 feet long. It’s not the same as zip line for real where you … Continue reading Zip line on a cruise ship
Royal Caribbean has outfitted some of its bigger ships with simulated surfing machines. We used the FlowRider on the Oasis of the Seas (there are two aboard, one for surfing and the other for boogie boarding) and it was a … Continue reading Surfing on a cruise ship
Sea Glass Beach in Bermuda: difficult to find on a map, but a unique beach to visit covered with sea glass.