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Spanish Virgin Islands Cruise on the Arabella

We embarked to the Spanish Virgin Islands on the Arabella. This was the most relaxing cruise we have ever had.

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Vieques
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marilynne bradley
It rained all night. There’s a lull between showers and we walk to the airport and check in at 6:00 am. Security checks our shoes. We need to go through customs again. We have tickets for first …
The Indians
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marilynne bradley
At the crack of dawn we are ready to pack. Luggage must be out of the cabin by 7:30am. We sail to Cruz Bay, St John for a simple customs check and continue to Red Hook, St. Thomas. The crew and …
Molly Malones
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marilynne bradley
Today is Holly’s (crew member) birthday. A slow cruise on a cloudy day is perfect for passengers to gather on deck and converse. The topic of conversation is boating. Rental of catamarans are …
Ivan\'s
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marilynne bradley
The morning fog lets up to a partly cloudy sky. The ship docks at Soper’s Hole, Tortola BVI to clear customs. We have a long wait after standing in line behind a ferry passenger crowd. We …
Cruz Bay
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marilynne bradley
The overcast weather makes it an ideal morning to sail to St. Thomas’s rocks of Christmas Cove, a popular dive spot. The cove got it’s name from sailors meeting in this area on …
Bow Spirit
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marilynne bradley
The night is disturbed by the sloshing of water under the cabin. At one point I wake up to check if there is water rushing over the floor. The water tanks are under cabins 15 & 16. A morning sail …
Arabella Starboard
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marilynne bradley
A beautiful sunny morning greets us for a sail past the island of St. John. A large breakfast of omelets, bacon, rolls, fruit are served at 8am. Coffee and assorted rolls and bread were ready at …
Arabella Bow
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marilynne bradley
Never plan ahead on timing of Airlines. The schedule will change the day before.The flight was full with a bumpy ride the last hour. Taking the escalator to the next concourse my carry-on suitcase …

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