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
Labadee in Haiti: engineered for a great beach-going experience for tourists.
We stopped in Labadee (Haiti) as part of a cruise itinerary on Royal Caribbean (which also went to Ochos Rios in Jamaica and Cozumel in Mexico). We were in Labadee on the first shore day. We arrived early in the morning, and departed early evening, which gave us about a day in the port. It was plenty of time to enjoy the nice weather and beach.
Labadee is a part of Haiti that is owned by Royal Caribbean. The area around Labadee is very green and lush. You can take a look at my walk around video above: I go from the cruise ship to the main beach … Continue reading A walking tour of Labadee in Haiti
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.
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