21 April 2009 - sea day. Tried to see the exploration speaker series about Aruba and Santa Marta, but the Crow's Nest was jam packed and couldn't see a thing. Fortunately, they moved the remaining talks to the Vista Lounge (where the evening entertainment is held). The Panama Canal talk was held there to begin with, and very interesting it was. I still have to finish the book about it, but it helped a lot.
22 April 2009 - Aruba
We docked at 9:40am and it was a warm day (84 deg F), so we wanted to get an early start. Vibrant place! Colors everywhere, especially the tour buses! DH took a bus tour, I went back to the ship after doing a bit of shopping, although all I bought was a thimble and some water and some aloe for sunburn (aloe grows there everywhere).