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Cozumel  island is home to several beautiful beaches which is amazing since the Island is so small! The entire coast is lined with deserted beaches divided in half. One side is like a ghost town while the other is part of the all-inclusive resort package where most people come on...
Ancient Mayan towns can be seen in both Mexico and  Belize . Below are photos from a tour through a Mayan town in Belize: Belize is home to some of the larger pyramids. While the highest pyramid is El Castillo in Tulum , Mexico at almost 23 feet (7 meters),  ...
We went on a cruise around the Western Caribbean with  Carnival  on their flagship  Carnival Glory . It took off from Orlando, Florida.  The ship departed at 4 pm. We had to arrive at least an hour and a half before departure. Alarm for instruction...
'Imagine having a lot of fun. Ok, now imagine that you don't have to imagine.' (c) Advertisement that appeared to be true... Theater, as we know, begins with a hanger. In any cruise there is also a 'hanger' - it's called registration. Cruise registration is similar to the...
After swimming and eating breakfast, we drove along route 41, through the  Everglades National Park, to visit the crocodiles. The Safari-Park was our first stop, where we had an exciting voyage to the center of the marshy part of the park. Our trip was made on an air boat....
Today we visited the island of  Roatan  in the Northern Honduras. We sailed to  Roatan  early at dawn. Local time was only 6 am, the time on the ship (EST) was 7 am. The ship successfully docked to the pier, and we went to explore the surroundings. We booked a...
At sunset, passenger liners floating in the port began to scatter. There were about ten vessels that day, Costa Atlantica, Carnival Freedom, Eurodam and others. Among them, of course, was the prominent  Oasis of the Seas . This vessel was launched in late October 2009, and...
Allure of the Seas is the second cruise vessel of the Oasis class (the latest of the largest ocean cruise vessels), under the  Royal Caribbean International Company.  The  Allure cruise liner was built in Finland, at the 'STX Finland Oy' shipyard , in 2009. In...
You won't find here Latin quarters, financial centers, but you will see a lot of luxury housing, hotels, bars on one side, and nearby South Beach, or the  Miami Beach , on the other side. I invite you to take a virtual walk around the districts and get to know the city through the...
Acquaintance with  Miami  we started from the district where our hotel was: central part of the city, its business and financial center. We chose the hotel because of its coast (acceptable) and transport infrastructure there. But with the rest of the infrastructure things are...
The Atlantic Ocean. Sunrise near the  Bahamas . In 1996  Holland America Line  purchased the uninhabited island of Little San Salvador that was a part of the archipelago of the Bahamas and opened a port on this island.   Half Moon Cay  is a small...
The next port of call for our ship was  Falmouth, on the island of Jamaica. Falmouth is the biggest city of Triloni county, on the North coast of Jamaica, founded in 1769. Because of the rich tour program, we didn't have time to see the city. We only looked at it from the decks of...
At 10 am cruise ship ' Mariner of the Seas ' reached the Cayman Islands. Although, it would be more accurate to write 'stopped a mile away from the shore'. The depth of coastal waters of  Grand Cayman  in the area of  George Town , the capital of the archipelago, is quite...
A couple of weeks before the cruise, we contacted the Jamaican tour company 'JuJu tours' which is highly praised on the Internet. It was a tour desk, consisting of a guide Angi and a driver. Maybe now they have expanded, but back then there was only two of them.  Angie is an American from...
During one of our trips to the North of the island, we realized that it was absolutely necessary to make a descent on the zip line. I don't even remember when I last did something so bold.  And here both the area was suitable - mountain-hilly, and advertising signs that we came across were...
Thanks to its warm climate, the Dominican Republic can accommodate tourists year-round. 'Comfortable' weather conditions make the country's resorts one of the most visited in the world. The Dominican Republic is famous, not only for its beauty, but also the fantastic weather. The local climate...
Most of the tourists visiting the Dominican Republic are delighted with the heavenly beaches, luxurious hotels and various entertainment that the relatively small country is fond of. But do not forget that the azure coast and bright lights of the nightclubs are the 'tourist' area of the Dominican...
Ocean World  is the largest and most popular amusement park in the northern part of the Dominican Republic. Recently, it celebrated its first 'anniversary' date - 10 years from the date of opening. I joined in on the congratulations and took this opportunity to capture photos for this review...
Puerto Plata  means 'Silver port'. It is believed that it owes its name to Christopher Columbus, who, when passing by, saw the beautiful silvery water of the Bay under the sun. Sometimes in books and guides,  Puerto Plata is also known as 'Bride of the Atlantic'. I will try to...
Photos onboard the Celebrity Silhouette cruise liner. Below is a picture of the library. There are a large assortment of books, mostly in English, which you can read here or taken back to the stateroom: Scheme of the liner . Note there is no 13th deck: The main lobby:...
Aboard the  Celebrity Eclipse  which does not make any stops at local ports. Theater performances, a  fitness-club , sunbathing and fine cuisine make up some of the activities available on the liner.  The lawn is watered twice a day: The swimming pools: Pools are...
A guide to one of the newest vessels of the  Celebrity Cruises Company (sub-company of Royal Caribbean) – the  Celebrity Eclipse . The liner was established in January 2009 and left the building berths in February 2010. It is 1023 feet (312 meters) tall and 219 feet (67 meters...
Imagine what it means to feed 7500 people? There are 125 restaurants on the  Allure cruise liner  working 24/7, including cafes and bars. Many people do not have a full grasp of the scale of the Allure of the seas liner described in the  last post, comparing the ship...
Imagine a ship that inhabits some of the best parts of a Las Vegas quarter, sailing from one town to another. Imagine a ship that can hold 7500 people, 2500 of which are staff. Add to that image an ice skating rink, volleyball and basketball courts, mini golf, bowling, rock-climbing...

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