Saturday, August 19, 2006



"SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO - A bit rainy that departure day..."


"DRILL EXERCISE aboard the Serenade of the Seas"

"ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS was the first stop of the cruise. Charlotte Amalie is a huge shopping mall, and «Diamonds are a girl's best friend...»"

"ST. THOMAS MAGENS BAY has been called one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world by National Geographic Magazine..."

"ST. THOMAS SAPPHIRE BEACH is located one mile from the town of Red Hook on the eastern end of the St. Thomas Island and was a nice alternative to the beach at Magens Bay..."

"ST. MAARTEN - With an area of only 37 square miles, the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin is the smallest land mass in the world to be divided between two governments:the Dutch and the French. Situated about 150 miles east of Puerto Rico, Dutch St. Maarten covers 16 square miles of the southern part of the island"

"ST. MAARTEN - PHILIPSBURG, founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch navy, is the capital of Dutch St. Maarten and fills a narrow stretch of land between Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond"

"ST. MARTIN - MARIGOT is the capital of French St. Martin"

"ST. MARTIN - ORIENT BEACH has a naturist section, which however sometimes spreads all over..."

"SERENADE OF THE SEAS departure from St Maarten/St. Martin"

"ANTIGUA - SHIRLEY HEIGHTS – These military buildings are best known today for the absolutely breathtaking views that it offers over English Harbour and the sea. The site is named for General Shirley, once Governor of the Leeward Islands"


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