Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cruise Sales back up and running

Well I've re-entered the cruise sales race and I'm hoping you will all come and join me. I'll be posting information here on a regular basis and look forward to hearing from all of you wishing to take a cruise as soon as possible.

Keep checking back for new itineraries and new ships.

Happy sailing!!.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Annual St. Gabriel's School Fair 2008

Come enjoy the Premier School Fair on the island of Barbados. Trust me.. you have never experienced a school fair like this one. Games, Rides, Facepainting, Dunk Tank, Prices, Raffles, Food, Drink, used clothing stall, books.. you name it, we got it. Coma and enjoy the fun.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Swim Lessons Barbados

Heading to Barbados for a holiday??

Want to learn to swim or improve your swimming skills in the beautiful Caribbean Sea (or your hotel pool)

Qualified Swim Instructor for Adults and Children

1/2 hour individual and group lessons available

9:00am - 1:00pm Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday.

Rates available on request.

Contact for more information

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

TripAdvisor Beach Get Together - May 2008 Barbados

Ok. here is the group shot and other shots from the Trip Advisor Beach picnic in May 2008 that Trip Advisor would not let me on my TA Page...

Had a great time, even if it wasn't long enough.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Silverseas Cruise - Round Trip From Barbados - 19th November 2008

Enjoy one of the most luxurious cruises you will ever take. Aboard Silver Cloud you will find a most accommodating place to view our world. Whether it’s delicious onboard diversions, world-class cuisine, memorable dining venues or staying connected from anywhere, Silversea’s impeccable standards apply to every detail of your voyage

Bridgetown, Barbados to Bridgetown, Barbados
19 November 2008 - 7 Days - Silver Cloud - Voyage 1833


19 Nov 2008 Wed Bridgetown, Barbados
20 Nov 2008 Thu Bridgetown, Barbados 6:00 PM
21 Nov 2008 Fri Roseau, Dominica 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
22 Nov 2008 Sat Gustavia, St. Bart's 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
23 Nov 2008 Sun St. John's, Antigua 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
24 Nov 2008 Mon Day At Sea
25 Nov 2008 Tue Castries, St. Lucia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
26 Nov 2008 Wed Bridgetown, Barbados 5:00 AM

Contact me at for more information or to book your next Silversea cruise.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

New Cruises from Barbados Winter Cruise Season 2008/2009

Holland America Line will be bringing the Maasdam to Barbados during the winter season 2008/2009. 14 night cruises on the Maasdam will start on October 31st, 2008.

14-DAY SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN ROUNDTRIP BARBADOS - Bridgetown, Barbados to Bridgetown, Barbados14 Days - Starting in Bridgetown with stops in Castries, Soufriere, Point-A-Pitre, Philipsburg, Road Town, Half Moon Cay, Fort Lauderdale, San Juan, St. Thomas, Basse-Terre, Roseau
2008 Sails: Oct 31st, Nov 28,
2009 Sails: Jan 23, Feb 6, Feb 20, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, Oct 30, Nov 13, Nov 27

Contact me for further information - sunndain(nospam)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

More Wave Pictures.

More pics of the Waves around Barbados March 2008. The top Picture is Paynes Bay while the other 2 were taken just north at Sandy Lane Beach. unless we have been having storms in the area, these 2 stretchs of sea along these beachs are normally basically flat water.

Waves from Sea Swell Hit Barbados

Just thought you would like to see some of the Surf that happened around Barbados on Easter Weekend 2008. While it might not look like much to many people, trust me, around here, it's a pretty big story. The top picture is at the Soup Bowl in Bathsheba on the east coast. Known world wide as a great surfing spot, you couldn't/wouldn't surf there on Thursday March 20th, and possibly not for a few days after.. just too much rough water. The second picture was taken at Mullins Beach on the west coast about 1/2 hour later (both taken after 3pm. I was told the waves were much bigger earlier in the morning) most days of the year Mullins is flat flat falt.. but not this day. These waves even managed to cause damage to the newly rebuild Beach Bar at Mullins.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Annie Laurie Overton Pomeranz

My wonderful 89 1/2 year old mother went to heaven this summer. August 7, 2007. My brother Jim designed this website in her honor. I can honestly say she was a great lady and I for one will truely miss her.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Carnival Destiny Cruise Review

Carnival Destiny (on the right) and her sister, Carnival Glory and Carnival Victory,
and Caribbean Princess in St. Maarten on 2 May 2007. St. Maarten had a great day with
Carnival Corporation on this day. 4 ships at over 12,000 passengers in total
(Front Street was crowded..)

My review to follow

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Great Cruise Opportunity from Barbados

Special Sailing / Special Rates
Carnival Destiny
Full Ship Charter from Barbados
30 April 2007 – 4 May 2007
Barbados, Antigua, St. Maarten,
St. Lucia, Barbados
(No USA Visa Required)

Cabin Rates
Interior Cabin (Cat 1A) – BBD$1,500.00 (double only)
Interior Cabin (all other categories) - BBD$1,850.00
OceanView Cabin – BBD$2,250.00
Balcony Cabin – BBD$2,750.00
Suites – BBD$3,250.00
(3-berth and 4-berth cabins are limited
book early to avoid disappointment
Meals, Accommodation and entertainment onboard included. Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, shore excursions, and items purchased of a personal nature are additional. Port Charges and gratuities of BBD$100.00 per person additional and due at time of booking. All bookings are 100pct non-refundable. We encourage you to take out travel insurance to avoid disappointment.
Passports must be valid no less than 6mths after sailing date.
leave me a comment if you are interested in this sailing.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Yachts of Seabourn

Experience the luxury that is the
Yachts of Seabourn.

The Seabourn Pride will be sailing round trip from Barbados December 9th to 16th, 2006. St. Barts, St. Martin, Nevis, Martinique and Bequia await you as you sail into these intimate ports that no large cruise ships can get into.

Gourmet Cuisine, open bar service with complimentary wines, spirits, fine French champagnes, soft drinks and minireal water, complimentary deck Massage Moments and Cavier in the Surf are just a few of the amenities included in the cost of your sailing.

And spend a few days before and after your cruise on the island of Barbados. Lots of things to see and do on this island in the sun.

Contact me if you are interested in booking this fabulous sailing in Seabourn Pride, sailing from Bridgetown Barbados.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Theme Cruises - Food and Wine

I am a foodie.. Ok.. I've said it.. I like food, I like to cook, I like to watch Food Network, and I like to read Cookbooks (Old and new), just like someone else likes to read a novel (I like Novels as well, but ..)

So why not combine 2 of the things that I love to do (one of which I don't get to do that often, but well I still love it). Cruises and Cooking.. Cruises and Food.. Cruises and Wine.. etc.. etc..

Theme Cruises are becoming big business these days, and Culinary Cruises are making waves everywhere. Top Chefs are taking to the highseas. Have a look at what some of the cruise lines are offering for Food/Wine Cruises and let me know if you are interested in booking one or more of these great sailings.

Sailing Date Cruise Line / Ship
Nov 1 , 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Mariner
Spotlight on Pacific Wine and Food

Nov 1, 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Mariner
Spotlight on Pacific Wine and Food
Nov 30, 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Mariner
Le Cordon Bleu 2006 Workshop

Oct 20, 2006 Crystal / Crystal Symphony
Food & Wine Festival - New England

Nov 20, 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Navigator
Spotlight / Thanksgiving Food & Wine
Dec 11, 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Navigator
Spotlight on Chocolate
Apr 29, 2007 MSC Cruises / Lirica Culinary Cruise

Oct 24, 2006 Crystal / Crystal Serenity
Food & Wine Festival - Italy

Apr 29, 2007 MSC Cruises / Lirica Culinary Cruise
Sep 1, 2007 MSC Cruises / Lirica Culinary Cruise

Apr 27, 2007 Celebrity / Mercury Wine Cruise

Nov 12. 2006 Crystal / Crystal Symphony
Food & Wine Festival - Tropics
Dec 6, 2006 Crystal / Crystal Symphony
Food & Wine Festival - Caribbean & Mexico

Nov 12, 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Voyager
Le Cordon Bleu 2006 Workshop
Nov 30, 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Mariner
Le Cordon Bleu 2006 Workshop
Dec 6, 2006 Crystal / Crystal Symphony
Food & Wine Festival - Caribbean & Mexico
Apr 27, 2007 Celebrity / Mercury Wine Cruise
Apr 29, 2007 MSC Cruises / Lirica Culinary Cruise
Sep 1, 2007 MSC Cruises / Lirica Culinary Cruise

Nov 30 , 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Mariner
Le Cordon Bleu 2006 Workshop

Nov 5, 2006 Cunard / Queen Mary 2
Fine Living: Dave Lieberman & Jamie Drake
Nov 12, 2006 Regent (Radisson) / Seven Seas Voyager
Le Cordon Bleu 2006 Workshop
Apr 29, 2007 MSC Cruises / Lirica Culinary Cruise
Sep 1, 2007 MSC Cruises / Lirica Culinary Cruise

Celebrity Cruises is pleased to announce that Savor the Caribbean 2007 will sail on Millennium 7-night E. Caribbean itinerary, departing Ft. Lauderdale on Jan. 7th, 14th & 21st, Feb. 18th & 25th and March 4th. For complete information on Savor the Caribbean 2007, including a list of their guest chefs, Click Here.

7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on board Millennium:
Cruise Ports:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Casa De Campo, Dominican Rep, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2007 Departure Dates:
Jan 07, 14, 21; Feb 18, 25; Mar 04, 2007
Go on.. enjoy.. I know I will

Thursday, September 21, 2006

AmeriBag - The Healthy Back Bag (infomercial)

This is my infomercial for a really great purse/handbag/ whatever you want to call it.

I purchased this bag 1 1/2 years ago. It's a Healthy Bag Microfiber Widebody bag. I swear by what the company claims. It's heavy in my hand, and I sometimes wonder what exactly do I put into this bag. Then I slide it onto my shoulder and I can barely feel it hanging there.

The next best thing that has happned, is that after a year and a 1/2, I noticed little things about the bag that made it look not so nice. and the strap wasn't sitting properly on my shoulder. I took it bag to where I purchased the bag, and ended up getting a brand new bag. Read the Warrenty information. they stand behind what they say.

Soooo... I know.. the bag above isn't the most fashion forward bag you have ever seen. It is great for every day, but kind of didn't work with any of my going out clothing. So about 6 mths ago I purchased the Kyoto Bag from Ameribag. It's great for going out. Holds just what I need.

Now really.. I know.. the price is a bit high.. for those of us who are used to buying our purses at one of those box stores (and you know what box stores I'm talking about), But these bags are worth every penny. Enjoy.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Barbados World Cup of Golf

So if you don't have anything planned for the beginning of December, why not come to Barbados and enjoy to the World Golf Championship - Barbados World Cup taking place at Sandy Lane Golf Course December 5th - 10th 2006.

North Carolina is my home

Well I've just returned from 6 weeks in Sanford, NC where my mother (and family) has lived for as long and longer than I can remember. We had a great vacation doing basically nothing.. Hanging around the swimming pool and shopping, among other things.

This trip we didn't manage to go the Mountains or to the coast, but decided to remain at home in the center of the state.

If you ever have a chance to go to the US, I highly recommend a stay in North Caroina. Take a look at the NC Tourism Website, and get going.. Where the Mountains meet the Sea. It's a great place to be.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Harrison's Cave Barbados, closing for renovations

These pictures where taken by me on visits to Harrisons Cave.

The formation on the left is called The Column and the one of the right is known as The Alter

Unfortunately Harrisons cave will be closing on July 7, 2006 for an 18mth renovation project. However, if you are lucky enough to be in Barbados for the Cricket World Cup in April 2007, the Caves are scheduled to be reopened for the month of April 2007 and will close again for the completion of the renovations. I hope all goes as planned.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Summer Travel

It's summer time. Most kids are out of school (mine still have about a week and 1/2 left). And it's the time when many families travel. Having been in the travel industry for many years, I find that people still have a hard time getting out that door for their summer holiday travel. So I thought I'd add a few tips to hopefully help people travel better in the summer time.

1. Make sure passports and travel documents are in order. If you are going to a different country, you need to make sure you have all the proper visas, insurance and other items needed for tavel. Check the countries webpages to see if there is anything that you need that your travel agent isn't telling you. While they don't have to "get your visas for you", a Travel Agent is required to give you info on visas/Passport and Health requirements for all countries that you are visiting.

2. Pack light (better said than done). check out the weather (well in most places summer travel is going to be warm to hot, unless you are visiting South of the equator). Take outfits that work in several different ways. Keep colors similar so you can mix and match. For kids, take at least one outfit per day..again try to mix and match things and don't overload on shoes.. Remember.. most places you can pickup a thing or 2 for you or the kids to supplement what you have.

3. Kids medications.. even over the counter.. Have some basics ready and with you.. in your carry on.. sniffle stuff. pain stuff.. etc... Also, make sure you have any prescription meds that you need in your carry on.. not in your checked luggage if you are flying.. and carry a separate list of those meds as well.

4. toys for the plane/car etc.. take toys/books/crayons etc that they will play with and that will not go rolling under the seats (lost some toy cars that way on a plane once.)

This is just a short list of what I find important. I'm sure I'll find more things to add later

Click on the link on the title to see a great website with tons more info.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary2.. Great Picture that I took in February 2004 when the ship pulled into Barbados for the first time. Just felt like showing it off on my blog.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Highland Adventure Centre - Barbados

Went to Highland Adventure Centre (in the northern part of St. Thomas Parish) yesterday (June 17th 06) as a part of my children's school (St. Gabriel's School) family fun day activities. It was really great. I haven't been there in a number of years and had a very enjoyable time. They have hiking and biking and horseback riding as well as a snack bar and facilities.

As part of the fun day the shool had a jumpy tent placed on the grounds and had the children bring their footballs and cricket bats as well. At around 4:15pm the Highland Staff seperated those that wanted to participate into 2 groups and led everyone on 2 different hikes. The first was labled as a 20min hike for the younger kids and the 2nd as a 1 hour and 45 min hike for those heartier souls.

I choose to go on the 20min hike with my 2 daughters and 2 of their friends (who I was looking after for the afternoon). We walked along a narrow path through open fields (used by cattle and horses mostly.. how did we know this.. well all you had to do was look down) . We mostly walked single file for the first little while, then the path widened a bit in spots and those that wanted to go ahead could do so. It was a gently sloping hike through that gave us some really great views of Barbados. In the end the time was 40min in total. Some walked faster than others, but a good hike was had by all.

My husbands brother took his family (older children) on the harder hike and they all had a great time. they hiked up to Mount Hilliby, which is the highest point in Barbados, and back to the centre. With the exception of a few scraps and bumps, they all had a great time. Even the Headmistress of the school (who is an avid hiker) went along on this one and really enjoyed herself.

What a great day. the views are spectacular and if you are there in the evening, take a light sweater at the breezes do blow on the cool side.

I highly recommend this spot on your next visit to Barbados.