Exactly six weeks from today I will be boarding the Navigator of the Seas with my friends for an 8 night eastern caribbean cruise. I've been looking at the excursions for the last few weeks and have finally decided which ones to do. Here's a look at our ports and what I'll be doing at each of them.
On our first port day we will be visiting a private island called Labadee, which is in Haiti. Most of the excursions this day are activities that take place on the island, like zip lining, a roller coaster, and a water park. Since none of these things sound very relaxing, this day will be a quiet beach day to lay around and soak up some caribbean sunshine.
We will be getting into San Juan in the early afternoon, so we've only got a few short hours of daylight while we're in port. I decided that I'd like to take a tour of the fortresses near the port. Here's the description from the website:
Explore Old San Juan's magnificent 17th century fortresses on a guided walking tour. At San Felipe Del Morro, enjoy amazing bay views on a guided tour of the Spanish fort and museum. At Castillo San Cristobal, step inside the tunnels, dungeons and barracks built to keep the city safe. Afterwards, browse shops on Fortaleza Street. Stay late or walk back to the ship with your guide.
From the pictures I've seen of St. Kitts it's a gorgeous place and I'm really excited to see it in person. I decided that the best way to see the sights is to take a tour that will show me as many things as possible. Here's the description from the tour website:
Take in the rugged beauty of St. Kitts on a leisurely driving tour that includes breathtaking vistas and historic landmarks. See historic Romney Manor and its pristine gardens. Then stretch your legs at the 300-year-old Fairview Great House, meticulously restored to its former colonial glory. Outside, take photos in the lush botanical gardens planted with a wide variety of fruit trees, palms and flowering plants. Pick out souvenirs at the gift shop.
I visited St. Maarten on my last cruise and the one thing I wish I had done was to go see the planes landing at Maho Beach. I've seen some videos online and it looks amazing, so I knew that's what I wanted to do this time on the island. I found an excursion that sounds like exactly what I was looking for. Here's the description:
This tour featuring National Geographic Snorkeler makes a great snorkeling experience even better. Experience the thrill of watching St. Maarten’s world-famous beachside airport traffic while on a lively boat cruise through picturesque Maho Bay. Enjoy a welcome drink aboard the Airport Adventure SXM, a five-deck oceangoing vessel, while gliding around the tropical island. Be awed as airplanes land and take off from Princess Juliana International Airport merely 60 feet above nearby Maho Beach. Onboard you can sunbathe, snorkel, swim, dance to DJ music, grab lunch or sip cocktails.
Don't these sound like a lot of fun? In addition to our four port days, we will also have three sea days on the ship. So I'm looking forward to laying by the pool, playing mini golf, and also spending some time in the ship's casino. Now I just need the time to go by faster so I can get the trip started!
I'll be posting more about the cruise once I've decided on the outfits I'll be taking. I'll try to include some packing tips as well. Stay tuned for more!
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.