Castries, St. Lucia

Our third port of call, Castries, St. Lucia would be a day of driving around the island through a proper guided tour that we organized outside of the cruise. After a quick room-service breakfast (which we finally caught on to write in water and ketchup, but forgot to write in coffee mugs for our coffee),…

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Sint Maarten and St. Barths

Our morning in St. Maarten began around 10AM on Thanksgiving Day, and this was our first shore “excursion” with Celebrity to St. Barths. I put excursion in quotes because literally all we paid for was a ferry to St. Barths and back. We decided to forego a day in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin to travel to…

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Our first stop took us to the American harbor of Frederiksted, St. Croix, part of the US Virgin Islands. We had no planned itinerary here and decided to play it by ear, since the 1PM bike tour through Frederiksted that we originally booked got cancelled and rolled in to one morning tour (which was too…

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At sea with Celebrity Silhouette – cruising the Eastern Caribbean

As mentioned in our previous blog, after a harrowing travel ordeal getting to the Celebrity Silhouette, our cruise only really started to feel like a vacation on Days 2 and 3 when we were at sea. We over-indulged in long sleeps (until 11 in some cases), explored nooks and crannies on the ship, and even…

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First day on the Celebrity Silhouette

We made the most of our first few days on the Celebrity Silhouette as we were cruising to our first port of call, St. Croix, USVI. Mostly we relaxed – Brendan slept a lot and I gambled a lot – and we did many, many laps around the Celebrity Silhouette on a voyage of discovery…

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Caribbean cruise – getting to FLL

We spent the start of our Thanksgiving holiday getting to FLL so catch our Caribbean cruise with Celebrity. Opting out of Thanksgiving and going on vacation instead has become a Jacobs-Heck tradition, started last year on our trip to Morocco, where we got in engaged. After a hell week for both of us at working…

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