Our 10-Day Cruise from Miami, Florida to Barbados

House in the middle of the jungle with mountain behind in Grenada, The Caribbean

In my Easter holidays, during my last year at school, I went on a cruise that travelled from Miami to Barbados, stopping off at several islands on the way.

I had never been keen on the idea of a cruise and as a result I didn't have any expectations. However, this cruise was different to most. In comparison, it was a relatively small ship, housing only 500 guests.

This trip exceeded all expectations turned out to be one of the greatest adventures of my life with a new view out my cabin window every morning. I got to explore so many new islands, some of which I hadn't heard of before. I also got to take part in several exciting excursions.

Below is a chronological list of all my blog posts from this trip.

48 Hours in Miami, Florida

After an 8 hour flight, we touched-down in Miami, Florida. I stepped off the plane, allowing the hot, humid air to buffet my face. I inhaled deeply, delighted to be back in a part of the world that will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the Easter holidays and I was… 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. Yep, it was worse than I ever thought possible. After leaving Miami, our ship, Silver Spirit, had to… Read More

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Shopping & Sunbathing in St Barthรฉlemy

My dreams were interrupted by a low groaning-like sound. I blinked open my eyes, heavy with sleep, aware that my bed was juddering ever so slightly. Memories of the previous day came flooding back. The anchor! We had arrived at another destination. All fatigue disappeared in a flash and I made my way over to… Read More

Friday, 6 April 2012

Swimming in Waterfalls in Grenada

The relentless humming of the anchor being dropped awoke me once again. Where are we today? I wondered to myself as I drifted out of consciousness. After a day on the ocean with no sign of land in sight, it was even more exciting to be docking up at a new destination. I flung open… Read More

Sunday, 8 April 2012

A Day at Pigeon Island 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 in St Lucia today and I was curious… 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 stood on my balcony, listening to the gentle crashing of waves against the rocky shore. In front of me was a beautiful expanse of ocean, turning from a deep navy to a brilliant cyan as it got close to the shore. Where… Read More

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Jet Skiing in Barbados: The End of our Caribbean Cruise

I was awoken by the boat's anchor. One final time. We had arrived in Barbados. Our last stop. When we departed the ship today, we wouldn't be returning and that fact made me feel slightly empty inside. We packed up our things. I sorrowfully took in the sight of our room, determined to remember every… Read More

Saturday, 14 April 2012