Shore Excursions

Getting to St. John from St. Thomas During a Visit by Cruise Ship

February 6, 2014

In late December, we sailed a 7-day cruise to the western Caribbean on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam that included a stop at St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Since the port call to St. Thomas was scheduled from 8 am to 5 pm, we figured we’d have plenty of time to one of the hourly ferries […]

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Eating and Drinking Our Way Through San Juan, Puerto Rico with Spoon Food Tours – Part 3

December 22, 2013

While in port during a cruise on the Seabourn Pride, we took a private food tour around San Juan with Paulina Salach, the owner of Spoon Food Tours. After visiting Delavida Restobar and Plaza del Mercado in Santurce, and enjoying Peruvian food on Loiza Street, the third part our private tour with Paulina focused on walking through Old San Juan. As […]

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Eating and Drinking Our Way Through San Juan, Puerto Rico with Spoon Food Tours – Part 1

December 20, 2013

On November 19, 1493, Christopher Columbus and his sailing crew were the first Europeans to discover the island today known as Puerto Rico, claiming it for the Spanish Crown. 520 years later, on Sunday, November 24, 2013, we sailed into San Juan, Puerto Rico on the Seabourn Pride, with our friends Tom and Steve. In addition to considerably […]

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The Cayo Levantado Beach Escape in Samana, Dominican Republic

December 8, 2013

Thousands of North Atlantic humpback whales come to the Samana Bay to give birth each year between January and March, boosting the tourism activity around Samana, Dominican Republic during those months. Since our visit was in late November, via a port call from the Seabourn Pride, whale watching was out. At the last minute, we decided to […]

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