Our cruise started at the Port of Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
View from the cabin of our ship - "Brilliance of the Seas"
First port of call, Malfini Beach, on the island of Labadee, Haiti
Next stop Oranjestad, Aruba (Dutch Antilles)
Walking around a rocky outcrop at Casibari, Aruba
Natural "bridge" carved by the sea, northern coast of Aruba
Onboard a catamaran for a sunset cruise off Oranjestad, keeping a look out for pirates !
Then on to Willemstad, Curacao (Dutch Antilles)
The Queen Julianna Bridge, spanning the harbour at Willemstad
View from our balcony, overlooking the nearby countryside
Inside the Caves of Hato, Curacao (full of stalactites, stalagmites and bats !)
Venezuelan pink flamingos feeding in a Curacaon lake
Arriving at last at the Panama Canal (locks leading up to Gatun Lake)
We also went for a boat ride down the Chagres River, Panama
Saw some of the local life - a two toed Sloth hanging from his tree
Spied this reptile known locally as the "Jesus Christ" lizard, as it can "walk on water"
A walk in the rain forest, observing a nearby group of "howler" monkeys
Local transport - Panama style
Final stop Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Included another river boat trip - note the young boy with his "pet" Cayman !
Last stop in Costa Rica - a banana plantation & packing factory
Last "formal" night of the cruise
Dining room - "Brilliance of the Seas"
Thank you for enjoying with us a very brief look at our fond memories !
The Davis Family UK