This cruise began in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) and we visited St. Thomas, Martinique, Tobago, and
Brazil (Fortaleza, Salvador da Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro). In Rio, we stayed for 3 days before flying home.
We got to see the famous Carnaval!
Cruise was from January 29 to February 10, 1986.
Though I traveled alone, I had a lot of fun, thanks in part to my dinner mates!
|Ma and Gloria met me on St. Thomas.
We spent the day on St. John.
|The Stella Solaris, Sun Line. Later company changed
name to Royal Olympic Cruise Line. Ship no longer exists.
|My dinner table mates. Kathy and Jon were
celebrating their wedding anniversary. (Kathy - RIP, 2012!)
|All dressed up for dinner. Front row, left to right - Carol
and Anita. In back with me are Christine, Kathy and
Jon. Carol, Anita and Christine are from Canada, Kathy
& Jon from California.
|Here the ladies are doing the Can-Can Dance the way
it should be done. Included are Anita, Carol, Christine
and Kathy. Not enough dresses in same style!
|One of the male dancers had this painted on his
tummy. He made the face on his tummy move!
|Three of the famous dancers. To the right is Jon.
Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the dancer
on the left.
|Cruise to Brazil, 1986, Page A
|The life vest drill.
|Pigeon Point, Tobago
|Fort de France, Martinique
|What does this really mean?
|As the ship left Pigeon Point, Tobago and sailed
for the Atlantic, I took this photo. It was a rough trip
going from the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Many passengers got sick.
|The Stella Solaris anchored out and we came in on
tenders. You can see a wave break on the reef.
|No idea what the exchange rate was.
|Workers mooring lines ready to dock.
|Trunk Bay, St. John.
Also next 2 photos.
|Crown Bay Dock, where I met up with Mother and Gloria.
|Folkloric Show, Martinique
|Kon Tiki, the party boat. A glass section in the middle of the boat allows
passengers to see the marine life
|The audience was asked if they wanted to see the
ladies again. They said yes but to their surprise,
we came out! We really messed up the dance.
|Jorge and Jon.
Like my bloomers?
April 19, 2020 - I began cleaning out my closets a while back since I decided to rent the small room of my apartment
to a friend. I had to shift things around which had been stored in the closets to make space. In so doing, I decided
to get rid of the many photo albums I had stored in the foyer closet. Damn, I did not know I had that many photo
albums. Before shredding the photos/postcards and souvenirs, I looked at them and decided to keep a few.
I will post what I saved and scanned on various pages. Some photos and postcards may be posted on other
pages. Everything posted will be as scanned without adjusting the photo for color, clarity, etc.
What you see is what you get. Watermark will not be added. No kallaloo here, just simplicity.
Below are the photos/postcards/souvenirs being added. Keep in mind, some may be duplicates.
|All postcards obtained on board the Stella Solaris (Sun Line).
|I took this photograph as the ship anchored off Tobago.
The two photos below taken when we were leaving the island.
|"After the damage Stella Solaris suffered in 2001, she was planned for yet another
remodelling and further cruise service. However, in the years following, modern cruise
ships began to overtake older ships in popularity. Maintenance costs rose and Stella
Solaris was taken out of service in 2002. Along with hundreds of other relatively old
ocean liners, she was sold for scrap around late 2003." Wikipedia
|(c) Caribe Tourist Promotion
|(c) Astral Graphics
|(c) Jim Tillett
|The Administrator's Residence overlooks the dock and beach
at Cruz Bay. (c) Dist. by V.I. Cards, Inc
St. John, U.S.V.I
A Century Tree
overlooks the red
roofs of Government
House on the Battery
as well as the Ferry
Dock and Wharfside
Village. These are the
sights that greet visitor
arriving on St. John.
Photo by Bob Reardon.
Pub and distributed by
(c) M&M Postcards.