Cruises BM925/BM926 on the Braemar in the Caribbean, November & December 2009

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Date: Port: Flag: Tour Escort: Comment:
26/11/2009 Bridgetown, Barbados Highlights Museum, lunch & gardens
28/11/2009 Roseau, Dominica Favourites Trafalgar falls & Emerald pool
29/11/2009 Road Town, Tortola, BVI Sailaway Catamaran
02/12/2009 Havana, Cuba Cigars & Rum Factory & Distillery
04/12/2009 Cozumel, Mexico Tulum Mayan Ruins Clifftop setting!
06/12/2009 Ocho Rios. Jamaica Highlights Dunn's river falls!
09/12/2009 Castries, St. Lucia North of the Island Pigeon Island & Rodney Bay beach
10/12/2009 Bridgetown, Barbados Scenic & Beach escape Highlands & Dover beach
12/12/2009 St. George's, Grenada Adventure river tubing Wet, wet, wet!
14/12/2009 Willemstad, Curacao No tour
15/12/2009 Oranjestad, Aruba Sea & See Island Tour Semi-submersible
17/12/2009 Road Town, Tortola, BVI Virgin Gorda Just like the Seychelles!
18/12/2009 Philipsburg, St. Maarten Hidden Forest Hike No lunch!
19/12/2009 St. Johns, Antigua Catamaran experience On board BBQ!
21/12/2009 Bridgetown, Barbados


Howard, Yvonne & Bill

Howard, Yvonne & Bill



Maggie & Me

Maggie & Me



Havana Cathedral, Cuba

Havana Cathedral, Cuba



Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico



Granite tors on Aruba

Granite tors on Aruba



The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI



Here is my cruise report ...

I drove to Brighton and left my car outside Mark's house before taking the train to Gatwick. We flew out on a packed BA jet but back on a far from full Thomas Cook charter plane. My first visit to Havana in Cuba included the fascinating cigar factory and rum distillery. We berthed at the island of Cozumel off Mexico and took the fast ferry to Playa del Carmen. The Mayan ruins at Tulum had a stupendous setting on the cliff top. At Ocho Rios on Jamaica I climbed the invigorating Dunn's River Falls. My first visit to Aruba included the lighthouse, the granite tors, the natural bridge and a cruise in a semi-submersible. I swam in the sea at Rodney Bay on St. Lucia, Dover beach on Barbados, the 'Baths' on Virgin Gorda and at a deserted beach on Antigua. Oh, life's a beach!

The cruise director wrote: "All the hosts were very nice. Martin & Bill are regulars and I would recommend them any time. It was nice that they went around the venues looking for places to dance, rather than all of them sticking to the Neptune (lounge)".

For the record ...