Cruise: Huatulco

My last cruise post covered our day in Guatemala. That evening, when we returned to our cabin, the Princess Patter (the daily guide to cruise activities) was waiting for us as always. In the navigation section they talked about a phenomenon known as Tehauntepecanos or Tehauntepecer. Cold air moves down into the Gulf Mexico and …

Cruise: Guatemala

Our next port stop after Costa Rica was Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. We were booked for the Lake Atitlan tour. After we boarded our buses (this was a popular tour, four buses) and hit the road, we immediately noticed a big improvement in the roads. Very modern, we were on a divided highway much of the …

Cruise: Costa Rica

Our next port stop was Puntarenas, Costa Rica. We were booked for the Monteverde Cloud Forest tour, so we hopped on our tour bus and headed out on a 2.5 hour drive. The roads were pretty narrow and as we wound our way up from sea level to ~4,500 ft, we wound up on some …

Cruise: Panama Canal

The last time I blogged was last month while on vacation. We returned home from our cruise on February 21, and I’ve been bogged down trying to get caught up with email and work and just haven’t had time to post anything. Figured I’d better give a rundown on what happened after my last post. …