Cruise Food

The fare on this cruise has been stand-out in how good it is. Past cruises have mostly been decent, save for our second one which was a few years after the 2008 crash, and probably a result of the line cutting costs. The buffet on this one has been outstanding in terms of quality and…

Jamaica from the Ship

Stayed on the ship today. We’ve done Jamaica before, plus it’s a fair drive to most of the tourism areas, and neither of us was up for that. Here’s a snap from the aft: Or there would be a pic here, but Dreamhost is throttling uploads or something. Whatever. Imagine an island setting. Ocean. Low buildings….

Grand Cayman Snorkeling

Last time we took a cruise that was supposed to stop at Grand Cayman, the weather was against us. The seas were too high to berth safely at the George Town port, and the other port was full, so we ended up skipping the place. Which was sad, because we really wanted to do something…

Snorkeling and sunburn

Today’s stop was Cozumel. We booked a private snorkel tour with Cozumel H2O, by which we got a boat and a private guide to take us to 4 different reefs to snorkel. I am not a strong swimmer, and the guide was perfectly happy to tie a floatie around my waist and have me hold…

Inadequate Helipad Is Inadequate

4.5kg load, yet it held my weight. Clearly the diet and exercise are working. Strange they gave the load to the nearest gram. #helipadforants #stupidnumberjokes