My brother and I booked a cruise on the floating city Coral Princess
Runners in front of our hotel the first morning in Fort Lauderdale
Cruise ships in the port of Fort Lauderdale. Closest is the Ruby Princess, in the back is the Allure of the Seas and to the right is the Coral Princess
The Allure of the Seas, together with her sister ship Oasis of the Seas the world's largest Cruise ship with 6,300 guests and 2,100 crew.
Allure of the Seas from the back
Aruba, the first port of call
Helmet diving in Aruba
The Coral Princess "parked" in front of the Caribbean Princess in Aruba
Leaving the Caribbean Princess behind. Just note the enormous size of these cruise ships compared to the towns, for instance the multi-story building on the far right of the picture
The main sun deck of the  Coral Princess
The air conditioned second pool area (the third one is a silent area, accesible only at a fee
Entering the vast port of Cartagena de Indias with the skyscrapers of Cartagena at the horizon
The UNESCO world culture heritage old town of Cartagena
dito (the famous clock tower)
A touristy canoe trip through the Mangrove swamps near Cartagena
White river rafting in Costa Rica, "pura vida"
Approaching the Gatun Locks of Panama Canal
In the third lock of the Gatun Locks. As you see the Coral Princess is built "Panamax", i.e. it is built to maximum size to just fit in to the locks
The Coral Princess moored in Gatun Lake to return through the Gatun Locks whereas we continued on a small boat all the way through the Panama Canal. The picture shows the final lock door opening towards the Pacific
A Frank Gerry nature museum in front of the Skysrapers skyline of Panama City
There is place called Hell on Grand Cayman with its own post office. I didn't send any picture postcards from Hell
Seven mile beach on Grand Cayman
After disembarking early morning in Fort Lauderdale we rented a car to tour Miami and its environment. On the picture we can see the Art Deco district at Miami Beach