Here’s our photos from the Christmas cruise we took.
Part 1 (Miami, Samana, St. Thomas)
Miami – Arrived on Friday (18th) afternoon, checked in to hotel (right across from beach) and then walked Ocean Drive and had a fantastic dinner at one of the restaurants overlooking the beach. Next morning, took a stroll along the beach, had breakfast overlooking the ocean, and then packed up and head to the Port of Miami and boarded ship. Jane caught a cold and so we retired to bed early that night.
Samana – went kayaking and cave exploring.
St. Thomas – went into town for a “little” bit of shopping, then went snorkeling and saw a shipwreck and lots of fish and corral.
Part 2 (Tortola/Virgin Gorda, Stirrup Cay (Xmas), scenes from the ship)
Tortola – Went to the baths of Virgin Gorda and enjoyed the beach (rough waves). Returned and went into city. Nothing special there, so only spent 30 or so minutes looking around.
Stirrup Cay (Christmas Day) – Enjoyed relaxing on the beach. Doug was a little under the weather, but Jane enjoyed dancing to the band.
Scenes from the ship – I put all the ship pictures at the end. These are various pictures taken throughout the cruise. Wish we had taken more. Beautiful ship. Wonderful room with our own private balcony and super-sized bathroom (relative to what you usually get on a ship). Every night they made a towel animal for us and left it on the bed. Fun!
We had a great time, but missed being with family on Christmas.