Our Cabin Circled

What our Cabin will look like (minus the barrel chairs)

November 27 - Home to Fort Lauderdale

Leaving home in the Limo

Houston Airport

November 28, 2011 - Fort Lauderdale/Sailing

Morning Rainbow as seen from our Hotel

 Our Hotel - The Hyatt

Matt at our first lunch at the Pool Grill

Matt at mandatory boat drill

Welcome plate (we already ate half before photo) with spun sugar in middle

Entering Atlantic Ocean as we sailed away

Looking back at Fort Lauderdale

November 29, 2011 - At Sea

Our position in the morning

November 30, 2011 - At Sea

Our position at 8:00 AM

Pool Deck

Pool Deck

On our balcony

On our balcony

Our 300 sq. ft. cabin

Our cabin

Meeting Captain Daniel Green

Dinner with Brandi Chapman and Florian Kibgilka (Food and Beverage Manager)

December 1, 2011 - Gustavia, St. Barts

Island near Gustavia, St. Barthelemy (St. Barts)

Another small island as we arrive in St. Barts

Leaving the Gustavia pier on our catamaran

Catamaran ahead of us (same company)

Snorkeling in Bay of Colombier

Remora (they attach themselves to sharks)

Aboard the Catamaran

Downtown Gustavia

The Church

Side street

Steps up to Fort Karl

View from Fort Karl

View from Fort Karl

December 2, 2011 - Castries, St. Lucia

Azamara "Journey"

Silversea "Cloud"

Margot Bay

Margot Bay

The Pitons


Anse Cochon Beach (where we snorkeled)

Snorkeling in Anse Cochon

Our Catamaran

Church in Soufriere

Bubbling Sulphur at Sulphur Springs

Waterfall at Sulphur Springs

Waterfall at Diamond Botanical Gardens

Along the Road

Overview of Soufriere

Our Bus and Guide back to the ship

December 3, 2011 - Scarborough, Tobago

Port of Scarborough, Tobago

Downtown Scarborough

Cannons at Fort King George

Lighthouse at Fort King George

What is left of Windmill on a Plantation

Mystery Tombstone.
Solve the mystery of the epitaph that says in part,
"She was a mother without knowing it and a wife without letting her husband know it,
except by her kind indulgences to him"

Fort James

Bird feeders at Fort King George

Close-up of carving on bird feeder

December 4, 2011 - At Sea

Comedian/Guitarist Bob Posch
(Sorry...can never get good photos in the theater)

December 5, 2011 - At Sea

Greenish/Brown water as we approach Amazon River area

Matt by pool

Bill by pool

December 6, 2011 - Macapa and in the Amazon River

Ship at Macapa

Port of Macapa

Our location

Moth on our balcony door

Bug on back of our ship

Beetle on the running deck

Along the Amazon River

Along the Amazon River

One of the boats that came out to the ship

Another of the boats that came out to the ship

Jamie Logan as the prosecutor

Florian Kibgilka as King Neptune and Terry Breen as Queen Neptune

More equator crossing fun

Erin (from Destinations Desk) getting slimmed

Executive Chef Anthony Gatherall watching the fun

A "pollywog" kissing a fish

December 7, 2011 - Santarem

"Meeting of the Waters" on the way into Santarem,
where the White water of the Solimoes River meets the Black Rio Negro.

Water Taxi

Santarem from ship

Piranha souvenirs on Sale


Our Forest Nature Walk in Bosque Santa Lucia Forest


Ed, our Guide

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Creatures on the walk and on the ship:

December 8, 2011 - Boca Da Valeria

Locals pulling up to the tender to sell wares or get you to take photos

Boy with sloth, waiting for photo op

Matt in downtown Boca Da Valaria


Inside church


Path to "Jungle" area

Butterfly on path

Path back into town

Children at dock waiting for passengers

Ice carving

Scenery along the River

December 9, 2011 - Manaus

Terry Breen sail-in commentary

"Meeting of the Waters" on way into Manaus

Bug on ship


Holland America ship in port

Military Band welcome

Our ship to January Lake

Floating Gas Station

Homes on stilts

Homes on stilts

Our canoes that take us through January Lake

Huge lily pads

Lily Pads behind us

View of January Lake





Matt at market

"Meeting of the Waters"

December 10, 2011 - Manaus

Street Market outside Cruise Terminal

Empty Building near Cruise Terminal

At the Zoo

Note the escaping monkey on the rail near us

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It says "Don't urinate on the floor" and
"keep the bathroom clean"

Cooking Piranha

Town Square next to Opera House. Note "Meeting of the Waters" motif

Opera House

Inside Opera House

Opera House Ceiling

Ballroom in Opera House

Homes on Stilts

The way the people who live in Stilt Homes steal electricity

December 11, 2011 - Parintins

City Clock Tower

Shopping area on Sunday afternoon. Closed.

Vultures on rooftop

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Boi-Bumba Folk Show:

December 12, 2011 - At Sea

Photos from Society Party:

December 14, 2011 - Devil's Island

The Three "Iles du Salut"

Pathway around the Island

One coastline

Looking at "Devil's Island"

Children's Cemetery



Inside Mental Institution

Carvings Inside Mental Institution


Ruins of Cells

More Cells


Inside the Church

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Insects/Animals on the Island:

December 15, 2011 - At Sea

Christmas Around the Ship:

December 16, 2011 - Barbados

Judy and Duane on our 4X4 Safari

Huge Lion made of one piece of limestone

Abandoned Church

Atlantic Coastline

Matt and I at the Safari Truck

Matt with Monkey

Bill with Monkey

Rock at Ocean

Island craft shop

You are supposed to see a man laying down

Downtown Barbados

Museum of Parliament

Shopping Center

National Flower

Beach at "The Boatyard" where Matt went

Entertainment by the Pool

December 17, 2011 - Dominica

Roseau, Dominica Pier

Downtown Roseau

Mountain Peak where parts of "Pirates of the Caribbean" were filmed

Bus in Roseau

"Champagne Bubbles" on Snorkel

Our Catamaran

Church in Soufriere

Bill worn out at the end of the day

Matt, Erin, Bill & Christopher

December 18, 2011 - Road Town, Tortola

Road Town, Tortola

First stop of our Snorkel

Our second snorkel stop

December 19, 2011 - Samana and Cayo Levantado

On local boat to Samana

Island of Samana

Docking at Punta Lirio Beach from our catamaran

Only local seller at Punta Lirio Beach

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Snorkeling at Cayo Farola:

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Heading to Cayo Levantado

Beach for our use at Cayo Levantado

December 20, 2011 - Grand Turk

Port Area (Built by Carnival Cruise Lines)

Our Catamaran

Guide Feeding Fish

Checking out my camera


Matt diving to bottom

Whale we spotted on return to pier

Pier Complex

John Glenn splashed down just outside of Grand Turk

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