End of Caribbean cruise aboard the Costa Mediterranea

ABOARD THE COSTA MEDITERRANEA – Another day, another sea day. Our last. Despite fantastic ports of call, the three days at sea have been great. Our 11-day odyssey of the Caribbean ends Monday morning and the Costa Mediterranea will call tomorrow in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, in the Bahamas. It is an island I know well and am looking forward to seeing again. Today has been a day of exchanging contact info with new friends and catching …

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Time is passing swiftly aboard the Costa Mediterranea

ABOARD THE COSTA MEDITERRANEA — It is our second sea day. We have left behind St. Maarten where we spent a great day at Maho Bay watching planes land, flying low over the beach. Waded into the turquoise blue waters, had lunch and some laughs and by 3 p.m. we were back on board. St. Maarten has always been a favorite island of mine. I love the blend of Dutch and French cultures – Grande Case on …

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The Mediterranea visits a new port, Samana in the Dominican Republic

ABOARD THE COSTA MEDITERRANEA –– Samana, in the Dominican Republic, is now a full-fledged member of the welcome tourist brigade for passengers on Costa cruises. I just returned from this new port of call, where an energetic young man named Carlos was our guide. Welcoming our group of Costa Mediterranea passengers in both French and English, he talked about the area’s history supplying mahogany wood for construction to the U.S. in exchange for arms prior to the …

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Costa offers an unusual 11-day itinerary on the Mediterranea

ABOARD THE COSTA MEDITERRANEA –– When you learn Costa Mediterranea’s boat drill is at 10:15 p.m., you know it is an unusual cruise. Boat drills usually take place around 4 or 5 p.m. The itinerary and length of these cruises are also unusual. The unusual itinerary goes from Nassau in the Bahamas to Samana in the Dominican Republic, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, St. John’s in the U.S.V.I., Antigua, Guadeloupe, St. Maarten (the Dutch side) and …

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