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Beautiful Magens Bay in St. Thomas Officially Reopened

Beautiful Magens Bay in St. Thomas was officially reopened with a ceremony and dedication led by Royal Caribbean and the government of US Virgin Islands. When hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the island in September, the entire length of Magens Bay was destroyed.  All of the protective sea grapes that lined the shore were ruined.  […] Read more…

St Thomas USVI Aboard Celebrity Equinox

If a visit to St. Thomas, USVI, conjures up the idea of awesome shopping at ridiculously low prices, those days are over.  St. Maarten has taken the lead at the best prices in the Caribbean.  Nevertheless, downtown St. Thomas is a fun shopping area with its narrow cobblestone streets, shops with old doorways of heavy […] Read more…

Celebrity Equinox day three

Second day at sea en route to St. Thomas from Ft. Lauderdale.  Second day of more wine tasting, but breakfast must come first.  Trying room service one more time, my breakfast was delivered at the time I requested.  If you like the coffee you make at home, be prepared for a stronger version when you […] Read more…

Celebrity Equinox day two at sea

Leaving Florida can lead to a bumpy ride across the Florida Straits. Not last night. The ocean was calm and being at the bow of the ship made no difference. Room service arrived on time with my strong coffee, eggs over medium, croissant and melon. Celebrity is one of the few large cruise lines that […] Read more…

Celebrity Equinox day one

I’m not sure what it is about a Celebrity ship that makes you smile when you first step onboard. Ask anyone who’s cruised on Celebrity and they’ll tell you there is something pleasantly recognizable. It could be the warm welcome and glass of champagne that is handed to you the moment you come through the […] Read more…

Freedom of the Seas – Day Four

Internet connectivity aboard the ship has been very poor so I decided I would stay aboard the ship in St. Thomas.  Because St. Thomas is part of the US Virgin Islands, there would be an AT&T wifi connection. I had four days of work to catch up.  The shoreside wifi connection was fast and I […] Read more…