S: Panama Canal Cruise January 2011
FC: PANAMA CANAL CRUISE 2011
1: Jan. 16 Leave port of Miami Jan. 17 At Sea Jan. 18 At Sea Jan. 19 Cartagena, Columbai Jan. 20 Panama Canal Transit Jan. 21 At Sea Jan. 22 Puntarenas, Costa Rica Jan. 23 At Sea Jan. 24 Huatulco, Mexico Jan. 25 Acapulco, Mexico Jan. 27 At Sea Jan. 28 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Jan. 29 At Sea Jan. 30 Port of L.A.
2: Day 1 Boarding Norwegian Star
3: Leaving Port of Miami
4: Day 2 At Sea. Morning at gym and hurt my arm
6: Day 4 Cartagena, Columbia
8: El Centro - the old city
14: Castillo De San Felipe De Barajas
16: Mom did it! She hiked from the old city of Cartagena, to the fort and than back to the ship with the temperature 100 degrees. So hot!
17: Day 5 Panama Canal. A nine hour transit and cost $ 370,000 for our ship
18: Woke up at 5 am and entered the Panama Canal at 6 am
22: The first set of locks
23: 9,000 workers are employed to work on the canal
25: The Bridge of the Americas and the Centennial Bridge
28: explore | Costa Rica | Day 7
29: Poas Volcano
30: Poas Volacano - one of the worlds most largest active craters
31: What we shold have seen of the Poas Volacano... | What we saw instead...
33: Tour of Sarchi
34: "Laughter is an instant vacation."
35: Ate incredible local food!
36: Day 9 | Huatulco, Mexico
37: Yes, there were guards with machine guns
40: "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." Robert Orben
42: "Mi corazon esta en Mexico"
43: A local took us on a tour of Huatulco
44: "To travel is to live." - Hans Christian Andersen | Breathtaking views...
47: Getting a glimpse of the Emerald Sun
48: The infamous cliff divers | Day 10
51: After bartering with locals...we started sightseeing | Norwegian Star from a distance
52: This cat had one to many tequilas!
53: Ready to board the ship again!
54: Dad after the all you can eat buffet | Goodbye Acapulco | There were 7 days at sea on this cruise...we saw hundreds of dolphins, many sea turtles, a shark, a large manta ray, and lots of litter.
56: Day 12 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
57: Let the Journey Begin
58: Going whale watching
61: Sea lions!
62: Tequila plants
63: Exploring Cabo
64: This is my mom and me holding baby Luca. After exiting the ship, we saw a booth where the people claimed to raise money for a wildlife refuge in Mexico CIty. The booth had lion and/or tiger cubs that you could hold and get pictures for only $25.00 donation. We were told that these cubs would have been killed in the wild by their mother since they were the weakest in the litters. They claimed to be raising money for an animal reserve in Mexico City. I researched this reserve after returning home and learned that this reserve does not exist.
65: The sad life of Luca - my 2.5 month old lion
67: Cabo was our favorite port in Mexico
68: Preparing to leave Cabo
70: Our last sunset
72: Our last meal at the Cafe. Everyone is happy to be going home
73: Meeting my good friends (and their girlfriends) at the airport