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Cozumel, Mexico Georgetown, Grand Caymans Montego Bay, Jamaica Labadee, Haiti

October 2006 Cruise to the Western Caribbean

(Click here for the link to our 2005 cruise to the Eastern Caribbean)

Before starting the cruise we spent two nights in Miami Beach. Unfortunately, Gloria stepped out on our balcony, not knowing there was a 10 inch drop-off and sprained her ankle. Everything is fine, but you'll see pictures of her with a cane and her ankle wrapped. It slowed us down a bit, but didn't stop us from our activities.

All the islands visited are still recovering from hurricanes last year. Tourism is a major industry and in some locations, it was months before the cruise ships were able to dock. Although poverty is a common theme, all islands have a number of beautiful beaches, shopping areas for the tourists and expensive resorts for those who want to be isolated.