Steven Pinkert Christmas Family Cruise

Steven Pinkert’s Extended Family Christmas Cruise

This past Christmas through New Years my extended family went on a Caribbean Cruise.  We sailed on Celebrity for a 10 day cruise out of Fort Lauderdale.   It was very nice as almost all of my family was able to attend.

Chuck, Janet, Zach, Pam, Sherma and Steve

Our ports of call included St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Maarten.

On the Equinox

We sailed on the Equinox.  It is a new Celebrity ship carrying about 3000 passengers. Of note the breakfast and lunch buffets were excellent.  Cabins were small as the newer Celebrity ships seem to have smaller cabins with less drawer and closet space. Here is a great picture of Sherma with our sons Keith and Ian.

Sherma, Ian and Keith Copyright 2012 - Steven Pinkert


On Barbados we rented Segways which were really fun as they were fast and the scenery was beautiful. It takes a little time to get comfortable on a Segway but after a lesson on safety you are ready.

Steven Pinkert's Extended Family on Segways

In the photo above, from left to right are Steven Pinkert, Sarah Mancinelli (my niece), Sherma, Janet (my sister), Chuck (Janet’s boyfriend), MIchael Dropkin (my nephew) and my sons Ian and Keith.  The two boys behind on the right are friends. I have other members not pictured as they didn’t do the Segway tour because over Christmas the availability of Segways was a bit limited.


Dominica is not to be confused with the Dominican Republic.  Rather it is a small island near Guadeloupe and Martinique.  It is extremely lush and with waterfalls and rich foliage.  We decided to do an extreme “shore excursion” by a company named Extreme Dominica you can check out their website at

We went canyoning!  This means that you are rappelling descending hundreds of feet on  ropes with harnesses through waterfalls, streams and crystal clear pools – all of cold water of course.  But wet suits and safety equipment are provided and mandatory.  It is not for the faint of heart or those in lousy physical shape. Take a look at the video…

We had a great trip and in addition to all the fun, we spent quality time together.

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