Our long awaited transit of the Panama Canal

The SS Navigator – Regent Seven Seas Our transit of the Panama Canal – a dream come true We had been given an excellent talk the day before by the on-board Smithsonian Lecturer, Terry Bishop, so were well primed on the history and the lay out of the locks and the lake. We arrived early …

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Rolling Along 2

A few days later we visited Tayrona Park in Colombia where the guide did not seem to know anything about the Park which was unfortunate. We were hoping to get a feel for the fauna and flora in the park but that wasn’t to be. There seemed to be a problem with water supply to …

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Rolling along 1

July 2017 Things have calmed down considerably since those first few nights. We made very rapid progress, almost imperceptibly. We visited the Cayman Islands, which were very pretty and very English – roundabouts, driving on the left etc. Had hoped to ‘interact’ with turtles and stingrays but cancelled due to the bad weather so visited …

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Plain Sailing

After the initial clash of cultures, we have settled into our first cruise very well. We chose our cabin with care and it has all the amenities promised. Being an all-inclusive deal has taken much of the hassle out of the whole process. We can eat where and when we like; we can drink where …

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Cruising through the Panama Canal

On Saturday 17 June 2017 Carmel and I set sail on the Regent Seven Seas Navigator for a trip through the Panama Canal and Central America. The itinerary was as follows: Sat 17 June Leave Miami Sun 18 June 18 At Sea Mon 19 June Georgetown Cayman Islands Tue 20 June At Sea Wed 21 …

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Vive La Difference

Vive la difference Carmel Stewart The big difference between the independent traveller and the experienced cruiser is that the former holds on tight to their possessions, their paperwork and their passports, come what may. Experienced cruisers are altogether gentler, more trusting souls. The boss man says hand over your passport at the beginning of the …

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