FC: MY CRUISE 2011
1: Itinerary August 7th-11th Aug 7th - Miami, Florida - (12PM) boarding Aug 8th - Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - (7AM-2PM) docked Aug 9th - Baracoa, Cuba - (11AM-6PM_docked Aug 10th - Great Inagua, Bahamas - (11AM-6PM) docked Aug 11th - Miami, Florida - (3PM) departure
2: The city of Port-au-Prince is on the Gulf of Gonve: the bay on which the city lies, which acts as a natural harbor, has sustained economic activity since the civilizations of the Arawaks. It was first united under the colonial rule of the French, in 1749, and has been Haiti's largest metropolis since then. The city's layout is similar to that of an amphitheatre; commercial districts are near the water, while residential neighborhoods are located on the hills above. Its population is difficult to ascertain due to the rapid growth of slums in the hillsides above the city; however, recent estimates place the metropolitan area's population at around 3.5 million, nearly half of the country's national population.
3: Shore Excursion: Visiting the Haitian National Palace: | for out shore excursion we decided to take a visit to the Haitian National Palace. it is the official palace of the Haitian president and we were lucky enough to take a tour of it, and have the tour guide show us around this historic landmark, and just like the white house it was pure white, and it was a really beautiful building, and great to just look at. I would recommend that if anyone were to come to Haiti, to stop by this palace. | Duration: 2 hours.
4: Shore Excursion: Bob Marley Museum On day two we went and took a visit to the Bob Marley museum and the museum portrays the life and achievements of Bob Marley and it was also a very inspirational experience because he was a big influence to a lot of major musicians, so it was a really neat experience to see this exhibit, and the colors of the museum and how it was just so rasta- themed.
5: Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. In the Americas, Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States.
6: Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. It was founded by the first governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1511. It is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and was its first capital (the basis for its nickname Ciudad Primada, "First City"). In 2004, the municipality of Baracoa had a population of 81,794. With a total area of 977 km2 (377.2 sq mi), it has a population density of 83.7 /km2 (216.8/sq mi).
7: Today was the day we just decided to visit the local area of Baracoa , and do a little shopping to buy some hand made things made in the local area and saw the schools, markets, and local businesses, This was also a day for us to visit the beach and get a little but of sun and we also found a place where we could rent bikes and we decided to take a nice ride down the beach side, it was a beautiful site with crystal clear water that was just at the right temperature which was enough to cool me off from the warm sand
8: Day one we arrived in Miami Florida at approximately 8 am and it was a really crowded room so we were just waiting to get on our ship , and we had to just went through security and checked if everything was safe to board. The cruise ship was gigantic and we went to the 5th floor to get something to eat since it was breakfast. They had your typical breakfast foods and then also they had a lot of exotic fruits to eat, and it was really cool to try these fruits that I've never tasted before. Since we had a lot of spare time on the ship, we decided to look around and explore the different rooms to keep ourselves occupied. The view is great from our view and it was also beautiful outside just like we hoped it would be. We had to do a safety drill in case anything happened on the ship, so we would be prepared for any emergency. We learned the proceedings and how to put on our life vests in case we were caught in a bad situation. Afterwards we continued exploring the cruise ship, and the dining room area, the lounge, and the bar, it was beautiful on the inside as it was on the outside. we decided that we would have our dinner at 6:00 so that we went to bed early and were well rested for the next day, which we knew was going to be very adventurous and tiring. | DAY 1
10: We got an early start to the day by waking up at 8 am, and grabbing a quick, bit filling bite to eat. we got off the ship in Kingston Jamaica where we were going to embark on a real adventure. we meet up with our tour guide, along with 15 other ship passengers who are all going on the same tour as us in the Bob Marley Museum, and going through all of his painting, reading his biography and his successful music careers, achievements, learning about him as a person, and also as such a big musical icon, and representative to Jamaica. | Day 2