Radiance of the Seas Western Caribbean Cruise, November-December 2004

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The Radiance
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George Town
G. Cayman
Ocho Rios,

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The Radiance of the Seas

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Maiden Voyage: 10 March 2001
Passenger Capacity: 2,501
Gross Tonnage: 90,090
Length: 962'
Beam: 105.6'
Draft: 26.7'
Cruising Speed: 25 knots

Further detail can be obtained from: Royal Caribbean International & Meyer Werft Shipyard


Miami, Florida (28 November 2004)

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Many of Miami's districts are officially cities in their own right, each with a background and character of its own. Most people head straight to Miami Beach famed for its Art Deco buildings and white sandy beaches.  Downtown has skyscrapers and a few museums, but little else of interest to visitors.  This colourful city in southwest Florida is not just Americas favourite vacation spot; it is also a gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, and a hub of a the cruise industry.

The Pool at the Miami Sofitel Miami Miami Sunset


Labadee, Hispaniola (30 November 2004)

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Ladadee is Royal Caribbean's private resort on the north coast of Haiti/Hispaniola.  Surrounded by mountain slopes, this beach break provides the opportunity to rest or enjoy the water activities on offer.

View from Point Honorat/ Dragon's Breath Point The Radiance of the Seas in Labadee  View of Labadee from the Radiance of the Seas


Ocho Rios, Jamaica (01 December 2004)

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Ocho Rios is located on a half-moon shaped cove in the middle of Jamaica's northern coastline. Formerly a fishing port, it is a pretty resort town with stunning waterfalls, beaches and interesting colonial-period buildings.  Further west along the coast is the Martha Brae river, which runs from the hills of Trelawny towards Falmouth. 

Ocho Rios Main Cruise Pier Rafting on the Martha Brae River.  This 3 mile (90 minute) journey on a 30 foot bamboo raft begins in the hills of Trelawny
Joseph, Our Raft Captain Joseph handcrafting a pot Zo discovers that rafting is not as easy as it looks


George Town, Grand Cayman (02 December 2004)

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Grand Cayman's beaches are renowned to be among the best in the world, in particular Seven Mile Beach and the marine life which can be found in the surrounding waters make the island an ideal destination for diving enthusiasts. George Town, Grand Cayman's capital, is one of the leading commercial centres in the Caribbean region.

George Town - Demonstrating great progress since the destruction caused by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 Seven Mile Beach
Stingray City Aerial View - 30 to 40 Southern Atlantic stingrays swim freely in 3-5 feet of crystal-clear waters, waiting for tourists to feed them lunch... Kate, Val, Cindi & Zoe with 'Michelle' at Stingray Sandbar  


Cozumel, Mexico (03 December 2004)

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Cozumel is a relatively small island (29 miles long & 10 miles wide),12 miles off the coast of Mexico. It is renown for it's white sandy beaches and the clarity of the water in which it rests.

Kate, Cindi, Val & John with Apollo the Dolphin at Chankanaab National Park The Grinch... ...Zoe, Mike, Kate & Cindi model more of the Mexican Christmas Decorations
Cozumel's International Cruise Pier    


Miami, Florida (05 December 2004)

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On our return to Miami we took a tour to the Everglades National Park, a place where earth, water and sky blend in a low green landscape. A broad sheet of water slowly flows over and through the porous limestone bedrock on its way to the sea. The park contains both temperate and tropical plant communities.  Known for its rich bird life, it is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side.

Miami at dawn The Everglades A local resident
View from the airboat Kate, Cindi, Val, Mike, Zoe & John wait for their flight in the Club America Lounge  


Guests (28 November - 05 December 2004)

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Table 560    


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