Chris (The Amateur Traveler himself) talks about his recent themed cruise (Shakespeare at Sea / MacMania) on the Holland America ship the ms Volendam to the Panama Canal with stops at Half Moon Cay (private island), Aruba, Curaçao, and Costa Rica.
A quick two-week spin around the western Caribbean that included lounging on a private island, kayaking, and sightseeing in Aruba, sailing and snorkeling a shallow wreck in Curaçao, transiting the Panama Canal, and exploring the rainforest in Costa Rica.
Episode 19 – Cruising – Formal or Barefoot?
Episode 37 – Ashland Oregon’s Shakespeare Festival
10 day Panama cruise itinerary
Shakespeare at Sea I
Shakespeare at Sea I – Speakers / Actors
MacMania 7 Cruise
MacMania 7 Cruise – Speakers
David Pogue’s review of the Sanyo’s Xacti E1 (underwater camera)
ms Volendam cruise ship
Half Moon Cay private island
Panama Canal Map
Sir Ronald Ross theorized that mosquitoes carry Yellow Fever
William Gorgas surgeon major for the U.S. of the Panama Canal zone
Richard Halliburton (swam the canal)
Sherry will turn 60 while treking in Nepal
Andrew was also on a cruise in the Panama Canal
Should we have an Amateur Traveler trip? When? Where?