Cruise M1106 on the Braemar around Central America

(Please scroll down to see my photographs and report)

Date: Port: Flag: Tour escort: Comment:
17/03/2011 Bridgetown, Barbados Lazaretto & Tyrol Cot
19/03/2011 St. George's, Grenada East Coast Drive West Coast Drive!
21/03/2011 Santa Marta, Colombia Tayrona Natural National Park Granite coast
22/03/2011 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia By land and sea Castle, cruise and shops
24/03/2011 Colón, Panamá Panama Canal Cruise 3 locks, 2 bridges & 1 Subway lunch!
25/03/2011 Puerto Limón, Costa Rica Train, cruise and countryside Bananas!
27/03/2011 Roatan Island, Honduras Snapshot Iguanas, cruise and beach
28/03/2011 Belize City, Belize Lamanai and New River Powerboat to the pyramids!
29/03/2011 Cozumel Island, Mexico Tulum Mayan Ruins Again!
31/03/2011 Montego Bay, Jamaica Resorts

Maggie & Me

Maggie & me

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Here's my report on the cruise:

Just to let you know that I have just got back from my cruise around Central America on the Braemar. I drove up to Gatwick and left my car on Adrian Forward's drive in Purley. This was my second cruise as a port lecturer.

I gave 7 lectures which were well received and I was a tour escort in 8 ports. I danced most evenings as a fifth host but was able to go to bed at 10:30 if I was tired! I bumped into Debbie Snashall, proprietor of Dance Afloat, in Montego Bay. I watched the film "The King's Speech" on the flight back getting home at noon. The high spot, literally, was climbing the Mayan pyramid at Lamanai in Belize (British Honduras).

The Cruise Director wrote: "All of his talks were very well researched as he has been to almost every place he was lecturing on. He used his time as a dance host to go on the tours and visit the areas and both myself and Sandra the tours manager were impressed."

Good points were:

  1. Eating in the Thistle Restaurant when two speciality buffets took place in the Palms Café.
  2. Eating in the lovely triple aspect Palms Café for most meals.
  3. Having a twin outside cabin all to myself!
  4. First time in the Pacific Ocean.
  5. No rain!

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