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 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, had to travel through the Atlantic to get to the Caribbean.… Read More

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Shopping & Sunbathing in St Barthélemy

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 Barth for short. I noticed that this time… Read More

Friday, 6 April 2012

Swimming in Waterfalls in Grenada

After St Barth, 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

Waking up to 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 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 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 the coastlines, jagged rocks at… 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 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 all the… Read More

Saturday, 14 April 2012