Barbara on April 24th, 2009

Technorati Tags: cruising,Holland America,ms Westerdam,travel,Santa Marta,Columbia Welcome to Santa Marta, Columbia This is a fairly new stop for cruise lines and you can tell.  The coast is much more mountainous than Aruba but still full of scrub and cacti.  We arrived at a working pier where there is a huge coal mining operation going on.  […]

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Barbara on April 24th, 2009

Technorati Tags: cruising,Holland America,ms Westerdam,travel , Technorati Tags: Aruba   Welcome to Oranjestad, Aruba How can you tell this is a Dutch colony???  There is blue Dutch pottery everywhere…. We went on the Aruba Sea & Shore tour in the morning.  If you haven’t been to Aruba, here is an idea of its size.  It […]

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Barbara on April 24th, 2009

Day 3 is an “At Sea” day.  These are very important days as you need a little rest after the previous day’s adventures and you need to get ready for the formal evening.  Rick and I hosted coffee and danishes for our tour group at 10:00 by the Lido deck pool.  It was a nice […]

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Barbara on April 24th, 2009

Welcome to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Holland America has its own private island in the Bahamas with beautiful beaches, parasailing, horseback riding, swimming with stingrays, and much more.  When we arrive at the island, there is a welcome centre where you can meet for any activities you may have signed up for or just hang […]

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