Cruise 2019 – Western Caribbean

2019-03-01 This year our Cruise took in the Western loop on the Caribbean Princess.

A 7 night sail that took us to 4 new countries.

The first album Cruise-2019-SailAway has some photos from the Sail-Away at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Our first stop was at the Cayman Islands where we took a local tender to the Island and enjoyed a tour including a stop in HELL, a visit to the Turtle Farm and an exciting swim with the Stingrays on a sand-bar off island.

The next day we sailed into Roatan for another island tour and a great visit to the Gumbalimba nature Park with an Insectarium, Jungle bridge, Iguanas, and various colourful birds.

Our next stop was the country of Belize. Here again we used local tenders to get from the ship to the docks, which were very efficient even with the number of ships in port that day. The Belize City tour was on the Calypso Train, a rubber-tired vehicle with open passenger cars. This allowed great access to the city scenery with easy photography.

Our last stop was to the Island of Cozumel where we tied up along side 5 other Cruise ships, so the docks where very busy but manageable. Our tour this time took us out on a boat to the submarine Atlantis. We easy boarded the sub and descended to about 25ft then to over 100ft to view the reefs, and various fish. As we turned around we ascended to about 25ft again and came upon a shipwreck. It was a great surprise to see the divers there up close. Unfortunately the thick glass of the sub’s windows and the little amount of sunlight at depth made photography difficult. The sub was not allowed to use any lights around the protected reefs.

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