Cruising the Caribbean

Volume 10, Issue 4; 28 Jan 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Tortola, and Key West.

How to summarize a twelve day cruise? I'm not sure, exactly. I had thought I might write a little every day, but the first few days were rough and cold and it seemed petulant to write complaints about a free cruise.

After fighting wind and waves, crossing from Nassau to San Juan, the weather improved and there was much relaxation to be had lying on deck 12 imbibing drinks around little paper umbrellas, reading, and soaking up the sun between shore excursions.

Beautiful sunsets, excellent service, delicious food, snorkling, sailing (and even trained flamingos in Nassau). Cruising for cruising's sake isn't something I feel any need to do again, but it was relaxing.

Except for the helicopter rescue a day's sail from Key West, the most exciting part of the days at sea was Bingo. Suited us fine.

I hope the gentleman who collapsed made a full recovery.

More photos on Flickr.


He may make a full recovery; his bank account, not so much. If you are going to get sick at sea, try to either recover or die.

—Posted by John Cowan on 29 Jan 2007 @ 03:00 UTC #

Yeah. Jokes about the medical deductible on a helicopter rescue may be a little morbid, but I won't claim that stopped me from making them. Still, given the choice between broke and dead...

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 29 Jan 2007 @ 12:31 UTC #

You know what's kind of creepy? - No PEOPLE on the ship in any of the photos (that I could see) .. ooooh .. a ghost ship :)

—Posted by John H on 02 Feb 2007 @ 12:46 UTC #

Well...people don't usually interest me very much. Even when they do, it seems intrusive to photograph them.

And, having photographed them, the question of whether or not I can respectfully publish them on the web without explicit permission remains.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 02 Feb 2007 @ 02:07 UTC #