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Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Happy National Rum Day! Celebrated annually on August 16, the holiday honors the distilled clear beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice. While the sweet spirit originated in Papua New Guinea, the beverage has become tied to the sunny Caribbean islands. In celebration of the holiday, we’re…   read more of “Celebrate National…”

Artsy Photo Aboard Maasdam

Artsy Photo Aboard Maasdam

Thanks to passengers Mary Beth and Roger Soper for sending us this picture from their Caribbean cruise aboard Maasdam. This was taken while we were in port at Martinique. What a beautiful 20-year old ship!

Postcards from Martinique

Postcards from Martinique

Thanks to HAL guest Murray Lundberg for sending in these beautiful pictures from Martinique on his cruise aboard Noordam. Our only regret was not booking the 21-night combination on that gorgeous ship! — Murray Lundberg

Cruise Diary: Pompeii of the Caribbean

Cruise Diary: Pompeii of the Caribbean

Florida-based travel writer and photographer Timothy O’Keefe is currently on board Maasdam for the ship’s 35-day Caribbean Voyage with his wife Linda, and he will be blogging about his cruise experience. To read Timothy’s previous and future posts, visit his Travels With Tim O’Keefe blog here. It’s St. Pierre, Martinique. Today we join our first…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Martinique, Well It IS a Rain Forest

Florida-based travel writer and photographer Timothy O’Keefe is currently on board Maasdam for the ship’s 35-day Caribbean Voyage with his wife Linda, and the pair will be blogging about their cruise experience. To read previous and future posts, visit the Travels With Tim O’Keefe blog here. But it also can rain anywhere, all day. It’s…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”