In 1502 Columbus established a dwelling at this port and it has grown, but it was not until 1870 a real harbour was established in order to export bananas, nuts and grains. Now it has a vibrant town with a palm lined promenade, cafes and open an air market. Local wine and fruit are as important as the handicrafts. A boat trip on a Panga (power boat) along the coast will allow you the chance to see birds, fish, alligators and turtles and bats. This a place where a walk around

Many new cruisers head for the Caribbean or USA coast first. If you are now trying to decide ship and where to go, there are considerations big, small, lively, quite, adult only etc… take a look at our how to choose a cruise blog. Why not have a look at the LATE DEALS over a coffee. Doris Visits allows you to SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. We have videos of many of the cruise stops you might make from St Lucia to Barcelona, from Tallinn to St Maarten. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share.

Book 3, American Portrait, starts in Canaveral !!   SOLO CRUISER BOOK SERIES. Violet Becket has never cruised. In fact, she has been nowhere in a long time. Too long. Book 1, Virgin Voyage has been in the book charts for some weeks now. Violet has found and lost romance by book 3 in the Caribbean where her story ends. Book 4 starts in the ABC islands and goes through the Panama Canal. Follow author Sally Katz by clicking her name and then on the author page on Amazon, click follow. Then as she releases a new book your are informed.