What should you expect when cruising the Caribbean?

Something like 60% of all cruises in the world today take place in the Caribbean! Why is the case, and should you consider cruising the area? The next most popular destination is Alaska. I find the fact that the Caribbean so dominates the world of cruising quite staggering. In reality it probably reflects more the…

Caribbean Cruise Part 8: Funchal, Madeira

Arcadia in Funchal, Madeira, originally uploaded by garybembridge. Read previous instalment: Crossing the Atlantic April 3 11:05am Yesterday after 5 days at sea, we arrived at the island of Madeira off the coast of Africa around 12 Noon. The good thing about arriving at that time versus the 7am, that ships usually plan to arrive…

Caribbean Cruise Part 6: Antigua

Read previous instalment (St Kitts): click here Saint John Antigua, originally uploaded on flickr by garybembridge. 2:00pm Wednesday 28 March (Antigua) Yesterday was a stop in Antigua. Antigua is supposed to one of the most beautiful of the Caribbean islands, boasting that they have a beach for every one of the 365 days of the…

Caribbean Cruise Part 5: St Kitts

READ PREVIOUS INSTALMENT: CLICK HERE 10:27 am Tuesday 27 March (St Kitts) As I write this, I am sitting under and umbrella on a sun lounger on the very beautiful Dickinson Bay Beach in Antigua. The sea like in Grenada is a mass of greens and blues – and quite lovely. The sand is especially…

Caribbean Cruise Part 3: Grenada

To read the previous post “Setting Off”: click here 12:15 pm Saturday 24 March (Grenada) I am now lying on a beach recliner under a large blue and white umbrella on the famous Grand Anse Beach on the “spice island” of Grenada. Sounds of a steel band record playing in a bar/ restaurant is drifting…