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Bring Your Scuba to Aruba – A Trip to De Palm Island

Bring Your Scuba to Aruba – A Trip to De Palm Island

“Bring your scuba to Aruba.” That was all the buzz as we sailed towards Aruba. But I didn’t “scuba.” I never have. Therefore, I chose the next best option – snorkel. And the snorkel excursion meant a trip to De Palm Island. De Palm Island The island was just a few minutes away and extremely […]

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Passage through the Panama Canal in Photos

Passage through the Panama Canal in Photos

Passage through the Panama Canal is on most maritime travelers’ bucket lists. And now after a recent cruise through the Caribbean I can check it off mine. The canal itself is impressive, very impressive. It is a modern marvel approaching 100 years operation still with its original locks. “Panamex” compliant cruise ships (a max of […]

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Sunset Sunday – A Balcony Sunset at Sea

Sunset Sunday – A Balcony Sunset at Sea

The balcony. A must when selecting a cruise for a vacation.  Why? There are many reasons, but my favorite – the sunset. On my most recent cruise, the ten day Panama Canal Sunfarer, I only watched the sunset on land once. It was the sunset on Eagle Beach in Aruba. So for nine nights I […]

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Sunset Sunday – Sunset on Eagle Beach in Aruba

Sunset Sunday – Sunset on Eagle Beach in Aruba

We docked in Oranjestad at 1pm. The itinerary allowed for ten hours ashore with a planned 11pm departure. Aruba marked the only day on the ten day adventure at sea with the Holland America ms Zuiderdam I’d be on land to watch a sunset. Friends told me the island of Aruba offered plenty of wonderful […]

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