End of Cruise

Posted on Sun 07 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Denver, Colorado • 1 min read

Today was the end of our cruise :(

I woke up rather early to go say goodbye to Alex and Eric.

Alex, Eric, and me

Then we went to eat breakfast. Then we finished packing our bags and then played some ping pong while we waited to disembark. Eventually we just decided to play stupid …


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At Sea

Posted on Sat 06 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with At Sea • 1 min read

Today was another day at sea. The seas had calmed down, so the ship wasn’t rocking much at all. I spent a lot of time playing ping-pong, swimming, and playing chess (sound familiar). I played one guy who was really good (at least compared to me) rated ~1500. I …


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At Sea

Posted on Fri 05 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with At Sea • 1 min read

Today we were at sea. I had a lot of fun, but it isn’t very interesting to write about. I woke up pretty late, but I spent the day swimming and playing ping pong and chess. The waters were a bit rough, but not too bad throughout the day …


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Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

Posted on Thu 04 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Puerto Limon, Costa Rica • 2 min read

Today we were in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. We disembarked and met our guide. He took us on a short tour of Puerto Limon by car on the way to the zipline. He talked about some of the interesting sites in Puerto Limon and described some of the culture of …


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Panama Canal, Panama

Posted on Wed 03 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Panama Canal, Panama • 2 min read

Today we transited the Panama Canal. I’m going to first describe what we did and then give you some of the interesting facts that we learned about the Panama Canal.

What we did

Our boat arrived at the Atlantic side of the canal at about 07:00. They opened …


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Cartegena, Columbia

Posted on Tue 02 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Cartegena, Columbia • 3 min read

Today we were in Cartegena, Columbia. We only had a couple of hours in the city because tomorrow we are going to the Panama Canal and we need to be “in line” at the canal pretty early in the morning.

Our guide met us at the cruise terminal and took …


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At Sea

Posted on Mon 01 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with At Sea • 1 min read

Today we were at sea. I didn’t wake up until late morning, having been up late the last night being miserable because of New Years celebrations.

I spent the day (or what was left of it) swimming, playing ping-pong, and soccer.

Dinner was as usual and we went to …


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Willemstad, Curacao

Posted on Sun 31 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Willemstad, Curacao, New Years, Snorkelling, Turtles • 3 min read

Today we were in Curacao, and our tour started at 08:00. The tour today was a tour in the back of pickup trucks which they had put seats and a canopy in. We went offroad for most of the day and since it had just rained, we got pretty …


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Oranjestad, Aruba

Posted on Sat 30 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Oranjestad, Aruba, Snorkelling, ATVs • 3 min read

Today we were in Aruba, but we didn’t arrive until late morning. I woke up late, so by the time I got upstairs, the daily ping pong tournament had begun. I participated, then I ate breakfast with the Normandeau’s, Alex and Eric’s family.

Then I played a …


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At Sea

Posted on Fri 29 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with At Sea, Ping Pong, Swimming, Soccer • 1 min read

Since we were at sea today with nothing in particular to do, I slept in quite a bit. I woke up and went upstairs and ate breakfast and then played in the ping pong tournament. I am decent at ping pong, but there are some really good players on this …


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Half Moon Cay

Posted on Thu 28 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, Snorkelling, Volleyball • 2 min read

This morning we arrived on a private island owned by Holland America Line (HAL) called Half Moon Cay. We arrived at around 8:00, during breakfast.

We disembarked fairly early, so not many people had gotten off the boat yet. We began by walking around on the paths around the …


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Ft. Lauderdale, Start of Cruise

Posted on Wed 27 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Cruise • 2 min read

This morning we woke up and ate at the hotel. We took a shuttle from the hotel to the cruise terminal. Our driver was a New Yorker and was really funny.

Cruise check in was fairly painless, and we got onto the boat at around 12:15. Our ship is …


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Denver to Ft. Lauderdale

Posted on Tue 26 December 2017 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Denver, Colorado, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida • 1 min read

We are going on another trip! Today we left for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where we will start our 12-day cruise!

Our flight didn’t leave until 4:15, so we were able to finish packing up all of our stuff this morning. Our trip to the airport and flight were …


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