Left - The Carla C, Costa Lines, under the bridge spanning the harbor of Curaçao.  This cruise was in 1983.  
It took us to Curaçao, La Guiara (Venezuela), Grenada, Martinique, and St. Thomas.  The cruise began in San Juan.    
The Carla C no longer exists but Costa Lines does.  Right - On the gangplank, left to right:  Marc, Rodney, Francisco
(Javier), Min, Ma, Maria and Daisy. We were docked in Martinique.  
All dressed up for dinner.  Left to right:  Daisy,
Maria, Min, Mach, Ma, and Rodney.
Our dinner table.  Though the ship was old, it was
very comfortable.  The Carla C and Amerikanis were
one of the first ships to begin weekly cruises from San
Juan.  Left to right are Ma, Rodney, Min, Javier, Daisy
and Maria.  Standing, Jorge and Marc.
03/8/06, 05/14/17
This was obtained in Curaçao.  Cannot remember what the exchange rate
was at the time.  Top is front view, below is the reverse side.  
For more currencies, please click  
here.
Around the ship.  Jorge, Ma, Daisy.  Min and Javier.  Jorge and mother.  Maria and mother.  
Cannot remember what was written on plaque at base of anchor.
The Folkloric Show
was performed by a
local group that
came on board..
Pages 1 and 3 of the Daily Program.
Rodney, Daisy and Min.  The ship is docked in
La Guaira, Venezuela
These homes are on the side of a hill and seen as we
drove to Caracas, Venezuela.
Left - Postcard of El Capitolio (Capitol Building), Caracas, Venezuela.  
Right - The fountain in the patio of the Capitolio.
In Curaçao - Javier, Maria, Carmen (Min) and Ma.
Jorge and Javier waiting for the others.
Marc on bus that took us to Caracas.
Curaçao's skyline.  Did the name of the island come
from "Cura Asao" (roasted priest) or Portuguese
for heart?  
A street in Curaçao.
Post card of St. George's, Grenada.  
Photo by Jean Baptiste.
A post card of the nutmeg "fruit". The dark inner
seed/nut is the nutmeg while  the reddish membrane
that can be seen is used to make mace, another spice.  
Photo by Jean Baptiste.
Grenada - Is known as the Spice Island
Left - A local dance group came on board the ship to perform for us.  The ladies' hats were all tied in different
ways and each one meant something different.  Each style inform others if the lady is single, married,
or divorced.  At right - A street in Martinique.
St. Thomas.  The first ship is unknown; the one in the
middle is the Carla C; one at the end is a Cunard ship
(Countess or Princess).
<---- Frenchman's Reef Hotel.

We took a ferry to St. John.  Maria and Min are
boarding ferry.
Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI
Glory, Maria & Daisy on ferry.  Glo met us on

I found the following photo in Ma's collection during my April-May 2009 visit to St. Croix.
Left to right, front - Rodney, Marc, Jorge.  
Back row - Javier, Min, Maria and Ma.
Cruise of 1983

May 14, 2017 - Today, I went through the two 1983 photo albums I had stored and decided to post the following photos.
I decided to add them below rather than rearrange the photos above.
Curaçao.  Left - Floating bridge.  Right - Church.
Bird's eye view of Sint Anna Baai
Printed for Van Dorp Eddine
Cover of luncheon menu.  
Artwork is "Olio a spatola di
Giuseppe Arigliano (1974).
Cover.  Same painter, 1977

Dinner Menu
Caracas.  Capitol building
St. George, Grenada.
Postcard.   By Bamforth & Co. Ltd.  Publishers
Left to right;  Javier, Maria, Min, Marc, and Jorge
Left to right:  Rodney, Daisy, Min, and Ma
Left - Map of Martinique from a small bag.  Above - Jorge
Left - Min and Javier.  Right - Min and Daisy.  Martinique

Above - Carla C docked in St. Thomas.  
Right - Jorge doing the limbo on the Kon Tiki.
Kids posing on their donkey.
I had the Ancas de Rana (frog legs)

Above - Ma shaking hands with captain.  
Behind her are me and Javier.  
Right - Jorge.