he ports of call were as usual very tourist related and a lot of the passengers did enjoy the areas visited and the shopping. We, ourselves were not that impressed with the Caribbean as we have crewed on boats in the area and well understand the island mentality down there. Too bad though, we didn't get into St. Bart's. The sea was a tad rough for off loading passengers to get to shore for the visit. We understand the Captain's choice not to stay. It wasn't safe. Maybe next time.
The Panama Canal crossing was amazing. Great lectures beforehand and a speaker through our passage.
Our final port and disembarking was in Caldera, Costa Rica. We had a 2 1/2 hr ride to San Jose. You certaintainly saw the country but they are struggling. I had heard that the northern part of Costa Rica is far nicer.