In my Easter holidays I went on a cruise that travelled from Miami to Barbados, stopping off at several islands on the way. I had never been on a cruise before so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I also get seasick - eek! This trip turned out to be one of the greatest adventures of my life with a new view out my cabin window every morning and some exciting excursions in the different islands.

Miami & Caribbean 2012 Blog Posts

Blog posts displayed in chronological order.


48 Hours in Miami, Florida

After an 8 hour flight, we arrived in Miami, Florida. We were completely jet-lagged but at least we had a nice ride to pick us up from the airport. A lovely black Escalade awaited us and drove us to our hotel. We were staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, located on one of the keys... Read more.

TUESDAY, 3 APRIL 2012


Kayaking Through the Mangroves of Tortola

After 2 full, horrific days at sea, we arrived at our first island, Tortola. As I thought would be the case, I was terribly sea-sick. However, nothing could have prepared me for just how sea-sick I got. After leaving Miami, our ship, Silver Spirit... Read more.

THURSDAY, 5 APRIL 2012


Shopping & Sunbathing in St Barts

The next day, I was awoken once again by the dropping of the anchor. Instead of feeling filled with irritation, I threw open the curtains immediately, greatly anticipating the new view. The sun shone through our balcony window as I laid eyes on St Barthélemy or St Barts for short... Read more.

FRIDAY, 6 APRIL 2012


Swimming in Waterfalls in Grenada

After St Barts, we endured another day at sea, however it was a lot better than lost time. The Caribbean seas are a lot quiet than that of the Atlantic making it plain sailing - ha! The relentless humming of the anchor being dropped awoke me once again. Where were we today? I flung open... Read more.

SUNDAY, 8 APRIL 2012


A Wall of Cruise Ships in St Lucia

Another day, another island! What would our view be of today? I wondered as I clambered, bleary-eyed towards the window. I wiped the sleep from my eyes and clasped the curtains in my hands. More mountains? Forests? Beaches? The possibilities were endless. I knew we were arriving... Read more.

MONDAY, 9 APRIL 2012


Black Sand Beaches of St Vincent

We docked up at St Vincent, the largest island in the Grenadines. I visited the Grenadines for my 10th birthday but missed out St Vincent so this was my first time visiting this island. First impressions were good. Sitting on my balcony, I looked at the roughed cliffs that scoured... Read more.

TUESDAY, 10 APRIL 2012


Jet Skiing in Barbados

I was awoken by the boat's anchor one final time. We had arrived in Barbados, our final stop. When we departed the ship today, we wouldn't be returning and that fact made me feel slightly empty inside. This boat, Silver Spirit, had been my home. My room had been cosy, I'd bonded with... Read more.

SATURDAY, 14 APRIL 2012