Our Caribbean Cruise

Hello, everyone!  It’s so good to be back with you.  As you probably already know, Jordan and I, along with our families, took a Caribbean cruise last week.  On our return, Mr. Right and I were delayed because of the power outage at the Atlanta airport.  We had to spend another night in San Juan, but being stuck in paradise isn’t such a bad thing.

 Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

It might seem like a weird time to go away for a week with Christmas and all, but we thought it would be the perfect time to escape.  We have been taking cruises since Jordan and her brother were little.  It’s a great way to get some sun and warmth, to see new and interesting sites, learn new things, eat good things, relax and enjoy life.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

We were on the Jewel of the Seas, and we weren’t sure if the ship would be full or not.  Our state room was beside these guys and Yankee, and we could see each other from our decks.

 

Caribbean cruise

I think originally it would have been a small number on board since school wasn’t out yet for the holidays.  However, Royal Caribbean made a special offer to Puerto Ricans who have been through such a hard few months, and they filled up all of the empty cabins.  It was so fun to be on board with such energetic, colorful, sweet, and fun-seeking people.

 Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

We sailed out of San Juan and visited St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, Granada, and St. John.  We made our reservations before Hurricane Marie, and our itinerary was changed by two islands.  My philosophy is if you’ve been to one Caribbean island, then you’ve been to them all, but in reality, each one has its own special flavors and attractions.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

Some of the islands were colonized by the French, and some were colonized by the English, and that in itself brings on the differences.  All in all though, they were warm and colorful and beautiful.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 Some days we stayed in the towns where we docked and then just walked around.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

I love exploring old cemeteries, especially in other countries.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

There was color everywhere in all forms.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

In Barbados we hired a taxi and went to the beach.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

We love this beach so much.

 Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

Two days we hired drivers and guides on our own and toured the islands.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

Granada is also called Spice Island.  While riding around that island, we stopped at this man’s store.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 He showed and told us the differences in cinnamon and nutmeg.  We also saw cacao beans and learned how they become our chocolate bars.

 

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

Two of my favorite things about the Caribbean are the sights and……

Caribbean cruise - The 2 Seasons

 

…….the sounds.  But now we are back to reality, and our cruise is just a memory.  We have family to visit over the holidays and even more traveling to do before the end of the year.

 

 

Take care!

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