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Old 01-25-2009, 02:01 PM
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Hi Everyone. My husband(54)and I(43) are leaving 5 April 2009 on HAL Westerdam from Port Everglades to spend 2 weeks in the Southern and Eastern Caribbean before heading through the Panama and up to Vancouver Canada (35 days total ). We have sailed with HAL on the Ryndam(Mexico) and Zaandam(Hawaii) so are very familiar with the cruise line. I have been gathering lots of port info on many of the ports of call in the Caribbean and Mexico but can't seem to find any info on the following ports: Santa Marta, Columbia; and Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do at either of these ports. Shore excursions through the ship at Santa Marta are limited to 1 tour which is a "highlights and folklore" tour. In Puerto Caldera there are many more options which include many tours into the jungle but I have not been able to find any reviews on these type of excursions. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also if you are traveling on the Westerdam any time during this period I would love to hear from you and perhaps meet for a drink while on board.