Cozumel, The Almost Awesome Day

Panorama of Cozumel on a blustery day

Cozumel should have been the highlight of our cruise.   Since this was the Presidents Cruise with Michael Bayley, all captain’s club members  had been invited to join him at Playa Mia Beach Break in Cozumel for a day of food, fun, sun, open bar, beach activities and a water park.   Unfortunately the weather systems had… [Continue Reading]

Entertainment and Activity Options on the Celebrity Silhouette Back to Back Eastern and Western Caribbean Cruise

Very funny, comedy juggler Pete Matthews

First,  I have to apologize for not taking more pictures and not actually attending more of the entertainment and activity options offered by Celebrity.    We are able to make it to some of the offerings, but with so much to do, it is just not possible to make it to every event offered or to… [Continue Reading]

Sint Maarten: Definitely One of Our Favorite Cruise Ports.

Umbrellas for Shade

With a little shopping and a chill-out day at the beach, what could be better than Sint Maarten.  I use the Dutch spelling because we have never ventured further than the port town of Phillipsburg when enjoying this quaint island. While there are plenty of snorkeling, sailing, sand and surf activities available for cruisers to… [Continue Reading]

Walking tour of Old San Juan and Castilo San Felipe del Morro

My son and I prepare to visit the fort.  Seniors bring your National parks pass and entrance is free.

It had been over 30 years since I had visited Old San Juan on a cruise, and yet it felt like only last year.   I was so excited to have my son along with me for a walking tour/afternoon exercise session in the beautiful port of San Juan.   Though our ship didn’t arrive until mid-afternoon,… [Continue Reading]

Cocktail Hour, Formal Nights, and Celebrity Select Dining


With so much to do on a cruise ship,  we followed my Mother-in-law’s simple rule for traveling with a family group or group of friends on a cruise ship: Have a set time to meet for cocktails before every one goes to dinner together and then enjoy an elegant seated dinner all together.
Formal nights are… [Continue Reading]