Jewel of the Seas at Sea

Days 2, 3, 6, 9, and 11 Yahoo!  It is almost time for our next vacation.  Once again, we have chosen a cruise with Royal Caribbean.  When planning a cruise vacation, we know that the trip depends more on two factors than any other – including ports of call.  The first factor is the ship’s […]

Serenade of the Seas

Click for Album Magic carpet ride, indeed.  Fall asleep in one awesome port and wake up in another.  All your food appears on your table, beautifully presented, and flavorful.  Done eating?  Your dirty dishes fly away.  Bored?  Who cued the band that just started playing?  Too much fun?  Drop in the spa and let their […]

El Yunque Rain Forest, Puerto Rico – Day 8

Click for Album A great thing about taking a cruise line excursion on the last day is that you get off the ship first.  We set our luggage out before 11 pm the night before.  We rose early to eat breakfast at the Windjammer for the last time and watched San Juan turn from city […]

Bridgetown, Barbados – Day 6

Click for Album I was excited to get off the ship and started across the island. I wanted to visit Crane Beach, which was reputed to have some gentle surf and an awesome restaurant. Sadly, we found that it would cost $40 each way to ride the taxi, which was more than I was comfortable […]

Charlotte-Amalie, St. Thomas – Day 2

Click for Album We truly love Royal Caribbean, so don’t take this the wrong way, but one of their shortcomings is that they provide so little information about the ports they visit. Their focus is entirely on selling their excursions and encouraging customers to shop at their associated stores. So caveat emptor. It is up […]


24 Days to Embarkation Anchors away!  Well, our blog is starting today.  Our cruise will be departing from San Juan, PR on Feb 28, just 24 days from now.  Once again we will be sailing with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  This will be our fifth cruise with RCCL.  We hope to update this blog while […]