Visiting Barbados

My latest book on the Eastern Caribbean

I love Barbados. It is one of the most enjoyable of the eastern Caribbean islands. It is quite different from the majority of the islands of the Lesser Antilles, that long arc of small islands that stretches southeast from Puerto Rico to Trinidad. Barbados is not a volcanic island like the majority of the Lesser… [Read More]

On Live Voyage Reports: Cruising Cuba, A Day At Sea And A Look At Louis Cristal


Exploring Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal At Sea January 14, 2014 Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal is sailing the Caribbean Sea for Antilla, Bahia de Nipe today. At a distance of 443 nautical miles from Havana, Antilla will be our gateway to the inland city of Holguin, which was originally founded in 1545 as San Isidoro de… [Read More]

On Live Voyage Reports: Cuba Cruise, The Ultimate Private Island Experience


The Ultimate Private Island Experience January 12, 2014 Today is all about relaxation aboard Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal. Just after 9 a.m., we arrived at our anchorage off Punta Frances on Cuba’s Isla de la Juventud – or ‘Isle of Youth.’ The largest Cuban island, the Isle of Youth is situated on the southwestern edge… [Read More]