Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ports of call

The Oasis of the Seas voyage was our second Royal Caribbean Cruise line trip.  It is inevitable that making trips to the Caribbean  will often have  repeat ports of call.  This time there were two repeat stops.  This was fine with us, as we were taking this with a group and really enjoy being onboard the ship as much as the ports of call.

Our first stop was Labadee, Haiti.  This is a regular stop for RCCL cruises, as they own the resort property that makes up this port of call.  It is a beautiful area with beaches, water sports and all kinds of activities to enjoy if you are so inclined or you can just relax on the beach.  We just enjoyed the beach and some shopping at the onsite local crafts building. The crafts area has some very interesting items.  Anneke wanted to get a few more of the mahogany wooden bowls that are made locally. With the great weather, it was a very pleasant time ashore.

















The other repeat port for us was Cozumel, Mexico.  The last time we were in this huge touristy area, we chose to take a full day tour on the mainland of the Tulum Mayan Ruins.   There is another ruins on the mainland I would like to visit, however  because of the very high temperatures, we decided that a ten hour trip in a bus was not what we wanted to do.  So we took a very short walk ashore and returned to the ship to enjoy the lack of crowds while most of the passengers were ashore doing their thing.







9 comments:

Laura Skjenna said...

we've never been on a cruise, but your posts and photos are tempting us... sure would be a nice break away from this cursed winter!

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I love those bowls. Beautiful work.

The color of the water is gorgeous. Blue, blue, blue!

I don't blame you for not doing a 10 hour tour. WOW....I would be beat after that one.

Erin Erkun said...

Haven't been to Labadee, since we've not been on an RCCL cruise in a long while ... thanks for showing me what it's like. Cozumel is a favorite of our. Despite the cooler-than-usual temps last week, we really enjoyed our stop in Cozumel on NCL ... went to Nachi Cocom this time and has a really good beach day. We loved Tulum ... and if the other ruins you want to visit are at Chichen Itza, they are wonderful, but I don't think I'd be willing to do such a long drive to get to them.

Sue and Doug said...

now thats the way to escape the winter weather!!!

Wanderin' said...

We love cruises. We've done quite a few on smaller ships. Not sure I'd want to do one on a big ship with all those people on it at the same time. Beautiful island.

Jim and Sandie said...

Gee - a ten hour tour or a boat without a whole lot of folks on it? Not much of a choice in my book. LOL Georgeous beaches and water.

Ruth said...

Your pictures of Labadee look beautiful! Love the colour and clearness of the water. Haiti is on our list of places to visit, hopefully we will make it there one day.

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Nickie Jim said...

Wouldn't it be nice to be lolling on the beach there right now! (yes)

Have you gotten lost on that huge ship yet? :- )

Sherry said...

That is a huge ship. I've only been on one cruise, to Alaska. It was fun but boy did I eat too much.