Western Caribbean & Central America 2020

MS Braemar
1 0
Read Time:1 Minute, 10 Second

Cruise on the good ship Braemar (Fred Olsen line) – with ultimate repatriation from Cuba due to Covid-19

Itinerary (in theory!)

27 Feb La Romana, Dominican Republic
28 Feb Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
02 Mar Cozumel, Mexico
03 Mar Belize City, Beliza
06 Mar Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
07 Mar Colon, Panama
08 Mar Cartagena de India, Colombia
10 Mar Willemstad, Curacao
12 Mar Bridgetown, Barbados
13 Mar Castries, St Lucia, West Indies
14 Mar Basseterre, St Kitts, West Indies
15 Mar St John’s, Antigua & Barbuda
16 Mar Philipsburg, St. Maarten
23 Mar Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores
26 Mar La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
28 Mar Southampton, England

The Map (click to enlarge)

What actually happened (Covid-19)

Stranded at sea, treated as a floating leper colony by every port in the Caribbean and Central America. With food, water and medicines running low, and limited access to medical support, Cuba finally came to our aid, from where we were ultimately repatriated back to the UK. The full report available below:

A narrative from the people of Cuba

Dinella Garcia Acosta, a journalist from ‘Cubadebate‘ reflects on how Cuba got involved in the evacuation (or perhaps more accurately ‘the rescue’) of MS Braemar passengers. The only country to have come to our aid.

Also check out: How did Cuba evacuate the British cruise ship MS Braemar? (+ Podcast)

Photos

A few of the places we did manage to see!

Collage Colombia and Cuba
Collage Cartagena

About Post Author

Stephen Dale

I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!
Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %
Oceania Cruise Ship Insignia Previous post Spiritual Sanctuaries 2019 – Tokyo to Singapore
Champing at St Mary's Next post Champing (camping in church)

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.