Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cruising the Caribbean Aboard The Explorer Of The Seas

I've not posted anything in a while as I was offline while cruising the Caribbean aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Explorer of the Seas (seen in the above photo).

Along with my beautiful wife and our good friends, we left Cape Liberty, New Jersey on April 10th and sailed down the East Coast and off to our first port-of-call in Bermuda.

We visited Bermuda aboard the Explorer of the Seas in 2012 and it was good to see the beautiful  island again and we once again visited the beach at Horseshoe Bay (seen in the below photo).

We went on to visit Philipsburg, St Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the best port-of-call was last, Labadee, Haiti.

We enjoyed touring Old and New San Juan, as well as Castillo de San Cristobal, the fort the Spanish began to build in 1634 in San Juan and took nearly 150 years to complete. The fort was still active in World War II and the U.S. Army turned it over to the National Park Service in 1961.

Below are three photos of the fort:

And below is a photo of our stateroom and a photo of the sea from the ship's rail:

And below is a photo of the ship at Labadee, Haiti:

We had a wonderful time with our good friends and it was a fine cruise.

I'll post more on the trip at a later time.

Note: You can click on photos to enlarge.


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