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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Cruise Day #7: At Sea

Today was our final sea day. Sadly for many of passengers, it was overcast and a bit wet; certainly not a day of fun in the sun. Fortunately, the wind and seas had subsided by morning. We passed it as we do most days at sea: eating meals, playing with Emerson, taking a nap, reading […]

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Cruise Day #6: Cozumel, Mexico

Today, we returned to Cozumel for the third time. We were first here on a cruise in 1997 aboard Norwegian’s tiny Leeward on our honeymoon. We didn’t like it then. We returned in 2008 on our inaugural Thanksgiving cruise, and we found it more appealing. Today, we enjoyed it a bit more. So, it seems […]

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Cruise Day #5: Costa Maya, Mexico

I’ll post more fully later, but here’s a photo from our beach club in Costa Maya: Continuation… I don’t normally do a lot of advance planning, especially for Caribbean ports of call. For Costa Maya, I’d read in our Frommer’s guide that there was a nice private beach right by the pier, as well as […]

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Cruise Day #4: Belize

We dropped anchor this morning 5 miles off the coast of Belize City. The water is very shallow here. So, the cruise ships (four in total today) dock off shore and passengers tender in on fairly large tender boats. We undertook this exercise and then explored the port area of Belize City (nothing too exciting […]

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Cruise Day #3: Roatan, Honduras

Roatan is a long, skinny island about 40 miles off the coast of Honduras. We docked this morning in Coxen Hole, which is the island’s largest town and arranged for an independent, guided tour. We had to choices: heading to the resort beaches on the West End or getting more local flavor by heading east. […]

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