S: 7 Day Exotic Eastern Caribbean Cruise
BC: The world is just awesome
FC: 7 day Exotic Eastern Caribbean Cruise | October 29 - November 5, 2011
1: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings. - Erma Bombeck
2: Saturday, October 29, 2011 Milwaukee Airport Our flight from Milwaukee landed in Atlanta and Nick & I had 10 minutes to run from one side of the airport to make our connecting flight. | Madi & Travis
3: Carnival Liberty
4: We're almost on the boat!
5: Port of Miami On the boat around 1:30pm (view from our balcony)
6: A new addition to the Carnival Liberty - Guy's Burger Joint All the free burgers you can eat!
7: Let the good times roll
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11: Leaving Miami 4:30pm
14: Sunday October 30 Half Moon Cay - Bahamas
15: We had to go through the tendering process to get from our ship to shore
21: Our Ship is within sight
25: Saying Good bye to Half Moon and on our way to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
30: Monday October 31 Sea Day
32: Tuesday, November 1 St. Thomas - US Virgin Islands
33: Carnival Dream was also in port. Nick & I went on the Peaks Panoramas and Pirates tour
35: On our way to the top of the mountain
42: Legend of Black Beard The ties in his beard signify all of his brides that never came back after the wedding. He also had 15 weapons on him at all times. When he attacked, he would light his hair on fire. In his losing battle he had at least 20 sword slashes and 5 gun shot wounds before he was brought down.
43: Rum taste testing
48: Saying good bye to St. Thomas
50: Wednesday November 2 San Juan, Puerto Rico
52: Free Samples of Bacardi!! | History of the bat: The original owners moved into a new building and noticed that fruit bats in the attic and it was adopted as the logo.
54: This a statue of St John pointing to the sky, but since he is across the street from the government building it looks like he is flipping them off.
55: Castillo de San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. When it was finished in 1783, it covered about 27 acres of land and basically wrapped around the city of San Juan. Entry to the city was sealed by San Cristóbal's double gates. After close to one hundred years of relative peace in the area, part of the fortification (about a third) was demolished in 1897 to help ease the flow of traffic in and out of the walled city | Welcome to Castillo de San Cristóbal
60: Welcome to the dungeon. The day we visited, it was very humid and little air movement. The captain that was captured drew the ships on the wall before his sentencing.
62: Downtown Old San Juan
64: Thursday November 3 Grand Turk, Cacicos
68: Snorkeling and Catamaran
69: Snorkeling in the Caribbean
71: Chilling out in Grand Turk
74: Leaving Paradise Heading back to the main land.
76: Friday November 4 Sea Day | Drink of Choice Miami Vice
77: Saturday, November 5 Back to Miami
78: Fun Facts about the Carnival Liberty Cruise Ship | Name: Carnival Liberty Length: 290.20 m Beam: 35.35 m Dead weight: 110,000 m.t. Year Built: 2005 Passengers: 2,947 Crew members: 1,165 Decks: 12 Speed: 21 kn Registry: Panama
79: Fun Facts: Cabin Price - $978 Flight Prices - $828 Barcardi Distillery Tour - $99.90 Peaks, Panoramas, and Pirates tour - $79.90 Snorkeling & Catamaran - $200 Average temp: 90 degrees with little humidity We traveled through the end of a tropical storm and the boat rocked most of the cruise, but nothing a few Miami Vice's couldn't fix It only rained when we pulled up to the boat in Miami but had beautiful sunshine the whole week. Travis and Madi tried snail for the first time while Nick and Travis tried every single burger at Guy's burger joint. We all learned that it is always fun to have a little 'flash' in your life!