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Cruising the Caribbean

Life aboard Star Pride

sunny 28 °C

We have always said that we wouldn’t start cruising until we were too old or infirm to travel independently. So, what were we thinking when we booked a two-week cruise aboard this ship – the Star Pride?...
O.K. You can stop worrying. We are just fine and hopefully have many independent adventures ahead of us. But, when planning to visit the Caribbean Islands, we discovered that island hopping by ferries and small planes the length and breadth of the archipelago would have been both exhausting and expensive. So, we joined Captain Mark Symonds and his crew of 192 to cruise a wide variety of islands…
While many of the cruise liners carry four to five thousand passengers, we began the voyage with just 260 other guests all with spacious staterooms like ours…
With a small swimming pool and a couple of hot tubs we always had somewhere to take a dip…
But we were surrounded by crystal clear warm seas and sandy beaches, so who really needs a pool?...
With four restaurants serving gourmet meals all day long there was never a moment’s hunger…
This is Kannika, just one of the dozens of friendly waitresses, waiters, and stewards, who always served us with a smile…
And if ever we got peckish, we could always call 24-hour room service or retire to the onboard Yacht Club for cakes, sandwiches, and snacks.
We had fourteen fabulous sun-filled days aboard the Star Pride as we sailed the Caribbean Islands. Here are the maps of our voyage…
Now, we have no wish to make you seasick, but if you would like to discover how James ended up working in the galley, and would like to follow our cruise through the Caribbean just keep reading. The following ten blogs will take you on a journey to a storied world of pirates and hidden treasures. (There will be no individual notifications for these blog entries)
First stop - Grenada. See below.

Posted by Hawkson 19:28 Archived in Puerto Rico

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Always full of surprises!

by Susan Fitzwilson

Ah, the chef returns to the galley. Memories of a former life?
My vision of a ship's passenger cabin (cramped, varnished wood, gimbals) certainly didn't look like that.
Great way to end your latest world travel--pure luxury and marvellous weather.

by R and B

Well you may just change my mind about cruising! Your cabin looks luxurious, and seriously, who can argue with sun, new adventures at every turn and non-stop food.

by Ginny

love the stories of food and drink on cruises. Karen and I had flourless chocolate cake and cappuccino coffee at Madronas. It was lovely too.

by Janet

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