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2012 – Caribbean

I went on a one week cruise in the Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cruise ship Celebrity Summit visited Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and Saint Barthélemy.
Puerto Rico

I stayed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before and after the cruise.

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Grenada

Grenada is also known as the Island of Spice.

28 photos.

Barbados

Barbados is the easternmost isle of the Lesser Antilles.

18 photos.

Dominica

Dominica has been nicknamed the Nature Isle of the Caribbean for its unspoiled natural beauty.

28 photos.

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy is a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs. This French outpost is a popular tourist destination for the rich and famous.

13 photos.

Labadee

2009 – Caribbean

After a one week cruise on Freedom of the Seas, I travelled to Jamaica, Cuba and Dominican Republic.
Freedom of the Seas

Together with two friends, I went on a one week cruise on Freedom of the Seas, currently the largest cruise ship in the world.

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Haiti

The cruise ship stopped at Royal Caribbean's private beach resort, Labadee, in a fenced off area in Haiti. I also ventured into Cap-Haïtien, the second largest city the country.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

The second stop for Freedom of the Seas, was San Juan, Puerto Rico.

12 photos.

St. Martin/Sint Maarten

The ship also stopped at the world's smallest island that is divided between two countries.

13 photos.

Kingston, Jamaica

I stayed a few days in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, and one of the murder capitals of the world.

16 photos.

Havana, Cuba

I was 4 days in Cuba's capital, Havana. Once a beautiful city, decades of communism and embargo have left much of it looking like a war zone.

44 photos.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

My last stop on this Caribbean vacation was the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. This city was one of the first European settlements in the New World.

20 photos.

San Juan

2005 – Puerto Rico

We had an extended weekend in Puerto Rico in early August. We stayed in the capital, San Juan, and visited the Bacardi distillery outside the city.
San Juan

We stayed in San Juan, the capital of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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Casa Bacardi

Just outside San Juan is Casa Bacardi, the largest rum distillery in the world.

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