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CRUISE TO SOUTH AMERICA

 

Direct Flight to Fort Lauderdale.  Three Nights at JW Marriott

 

 

Room View of Ships Leaving Port Everglades

Intracoastal Waterway Viewed from 15th Street Fisheries

 

The Stairway was Beautiful but Seldom Used

Suite827, Once Again on the Mariner

Lecturer Terry Waite   (Captivity in Lebanon for 1,763 Days)

 

 

Compass Rose is the Principal Dining Room

Signatures and Prime 7 Require Reservations

Lighthouse in Downtown Cozumel

 

 

In Belize, a Very Large Iguana up in a Tree

We Took the "Airboat Adventure & Belize City Tour"

Fine Place for Swimming if You're an Alligator

 

 

Castle of San Felipe II along the Rio Dulce in Guatemala

Local Visitors at the Castle

Handicrafts for Sale at Catamaran Hotel

 

 

Mahogany Bay Cruise Center on Roatan, Honduras

Music at Lunchtime on the Ship

Lunch Buffet

 

 

More Buffet

And Still More

Prime 7 Reservation-Only Gourmet Restaurant

 

 

In Costa Rica and from Puerto Limon, a Motorcoach Transported us to the Veraqua Rainforest and Aerial Tram

Aerial Tram Descends through the Jungle Foliage

 

 

Approaching the Panama Canal

Since Opening in 1914 the Canal has Serviced over 700,000 Ships

Ships from Many Nations

 

 

Ships are Pulled Through the Locks. 

It Takes 8 to 10 Hours to Transit the Canal.  The Canal is 48 Miles Long - Half of it: a Man-made Lake

 

 

The Guillard (Culebra) Cut Slices through 8 miles of the Continental Divide

Near the Approach to the Pacific Ocean, this is the view of Panama City

 

 

Waffle Tea in Horizon Lounge

Chocolate & Rum Tea in the Horizon Lounge

 

 

In Ecuador our Ship Docked at Manta.  Nearby Montechristi is a haven for Artists

Montechristi's Principal Product is Panama Hats  (They are not produced in Panama.)

 

                 

Salaverry is the Port for Peru's Ancient City of Trujillo (founded in 1534.)

Our Excursion was "Chan Chan City of Palaces"

 

 

Farewell Cocktail Party and "Krew Kapers" Show

Host: Captain Patruno

Many of the Ship's Staff  

Performed for the Show

 

 

One of the Disney Ships

Sunset in Port

Iglesia de San Francisco on the Main Square

 

 

The Cathedral was first built in 1625.  Later it was rebuilt following Earthquakes.

Chapel where Francisco Pizarro is entombed

Pizarro was murdered in 1541.

 

 

Parque del Amor

Peru's National Drink: Pisco Sour

La Rosa Nautica  Restaurant

 

 

Wonderful Fresh Orange Juice Machine at the Lima Airport

At Houston's St. Regis: Recovering from the through-the-night flight from Lima