Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Princess Cay and Antiqua

11, 14 Dec 2017

Two of the three stops on this cruise were Princess Cay in the Bahamas and the island of Antigua. 

Princess Cay is a small strip of land operated by the cruise lines with beaches for the exclusive use of ship passengers.  There is food and entertainment also provided.  Because the water in the area is very shallow, passengers are ferried to shore by lifeboats and ferries.  We did go ashore just to see what it was like.

                                         X marks our state room

Antiqua is half of the country of Antiqua and Barbuda in the British Virgin Islands group. Its colonial history is much the same history as the other Caribbean islands. The island suffered severe damage from this season’s hurricanes. Reports indicated that 90% of structures had damage and 50% of the population lost their homes

 Since we have been here before and toured most of the sites on the island including historic forts and Lord Nelson’s Dockyard, we decided to just take a walking tour of the capital, where the ship docked. In town, most of the businesses were open and glad to see the newly returning cruise ships.  We visited a number of the stores which were well stocked with goods and customers.  Unfortunately, we did not get to visit the Cathedral of St John’s, which was closed for repairs.  It is the third church structure on the site and was built in the early 1800’s  

                            The above store was like an island Walmart!


Gypsy said...

I like the colorful houses - reminds me a little of El Salvador.

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

What beautiful photos. That water is so blue!
Our friends just went on a very similar cruise to Antiqua and Barbuda. It was only their second cruise ever. They were so disappointed that they couldn't see all the sights because of all the damage. She said it was so sad to see some of the area still suffering so.

Sherry said...

How interesting that the cruise lines own their own island. That is one HUGE ship. It's a floating island itself. What gorgeous water. Glad to hear the tourist economy for those poor folks is improving. Love your closing picture.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Your pictures are making me chaffing at the bit for our next cruise this coming June. Cruises are addicting for some strange reason... ;c)