How to Spend a Day at 6 Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call

When Mark and I booked our week-long cruise of the eastern Caribbean, one of the main draws for us was that it had five ports of call –  St. Thomas (USVI), Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten – plus our departure port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’ve always been a proponent of fast travel – maximizing what I experience in a destination in a short period of time – but even one day in each port of call was a challenge for me. Nevertheless, we tried our best in each location to see it as fully as possible – with varying degrees of success – and I’ve outlined what we did each port of call below. Continue reading “How to Spend a Day at 6 Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call”

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Under the St. Lucian Sky

The destination I was most excited to explore during my week-long cruise of the eastern Caribbean was St. Lucia. From what I knew of the island, I imagined lush vegetation punctuated by mountainous terrain and pristine beaches – and I can assure you, St. Lucia did not disappoint. Continue reading “Under the St. Lucian Sky”