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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010:

It was a short call in Aruba on Friday as we did not get here until 1:00pm.
Sailing into Aruba on the Island Princess Sailing into Aruba on the Island Princess Sailing into Aruba on the Island Princess

This was my second visit to Aruba. I stopped here on the Crown Princess in 2008.
I paid a visit to the Casabari rock formation for a nice view of the island.
Aruba's inner harbor Aruba's Casabari rock formation View of Aruba from the Casabari rock formation

We paid a short visit to the scenic east coast of Aruba.
I got a bit too close to the pounding surf and got quite wet.
Me feeding the ostriches in Aruba Me feeding the ostriches in Aruba Baby ostriches at the ostrich farm in Aruba

We stopped at an Ostrich farm where I fed the large birds.
The east coast of Aruba The east coast of Aruba The east coast of Aruba

Our final stop was at the California Lighthouse on the north coast of Aruba.
A landscape filled with Cacti in Aruba California Lighthouse on the north coast of Aruba

We sailed away around 7:00pm heading for our final port of the cruise, Fort Lauderdale.
Downtown Oranjestad, Aruba Aruba harbor Aruba pier prior to sailaway

The video below covers my day in Aruba and it is 38 minutes long.

MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON DECEMBER 17, 2010
Greetings from sunny Aruba,

The sun shines 365 days a year here on the Dutch island of Aruba. This very small, but beautiful island, is located 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela. We didn't dock here until 12:30 this afternoon. The photo below is from the ship as we were sailing in.

Sailing into Aruba on the Island Princess

The picture below was taken from the top of the Casabari rock formation looking out over the island of Aruba.

View of Aruba from the Casabari rock formation

Below is a picture of me feeding the ostriches.

Me feeding the ostriches in Aruba

These birds are not native to this island. The only reason they are here is for the tourists. Below is a picture of the cacti which cover a large portion of this island.

A landscape filled with Cacti in Aruba

Below is a picture of the north coast of the island.

The east coast of Aruba

After I took the picture above I decided I would walk out to the left of where that man is standing. BIG MISTAKE! This huge wave came roaring in and drenched me head to toe. Luckily it didn't damage my cameras. But it was a soggy ride back to the ship.

Below is the California Lighthouse on the west side of the island.

California Lighthouse on the north coast of Aruba

Below is the heart of downtown Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. Our ship is docked a short distance from here.

Downtown Oranjestad, Aruba

And the final picture was taken from the ship shortly before we sailed away.

Aruba pier prior to sailaway

This was the last port of the cruise. We are now sailing north to Florida. We won't get there until Monday so we have a weekend at sea. It has been a very nice cruise. Except for some light rain in Panama City the weather has been great.

Hope you all are enjoying the holiday season. Unless something unexpected happens, I probably won't write again until I get off the ship in Florida.

More still to come,

Tim

This was my second visit to Aruba, my last visit was in 2008. Click HERE to take a look.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010:

Saturday was a day at sea as we sailed in the Caribbean Sea.
Sunset in the Caribbean



SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010:

Sunday was a day at sea as we sailed around Cuba.
The Island Princess was nicely decorated for Christmas.
The Island Princess decorated for Christmas The Island Princess decorated for Christmas




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