It’s been a few weeks since I last blogged about my mother-daughter cruise in March, but I wanted to recap the islands we visited and share our favorite moment from each destination in today’s blog!
We arrived at Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, but with flight times and other obligations, the highlight of Day One was exploring all of the ship’s myriad amenities and services. This remained one of our favorite pastimes for the entirety of our journey!
On Monday, Day Three, we tendered to Anguilla, where we were met with an abrupt thunderstorm. We spent the remainder of the day on the ship and ordered room service for dinner; dinner was the favorite part of the day, thanks to this amazing cheese soufflé!
A fun catamaran cruise with a snorkeling excursion was the highlight in St. John’s, Antigua. While I’ve already written about our hunt for Guadeloupe’s local pastry, another favorite moment of the day was finding these cute sandals at a local French boutique.
In St. Lucia, an island I’d love to return to, we had a blast taking a scenic aerial tramway through the rain forest, and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines we got up close and personal with some adorable turtle rescues.
Sadly, reaching Barbados meant our voyage had come to an end, but it also signified my mom’s first time returning to Barbados since my parents’ honeymoon 41 years earlier! As we took a bus tour of the island, it was a chance for her to comment on all the changes to the island.
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Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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