Christmas Eve at Sea

Christine and I are now on the second full day of our cruise.

We started our journey by flying from Sint Maarten to Puerto Rico.

First stop: Puerto Rico

We got to Puerto Rico a day early, so we got to spend some time visiting Old San Juan. There were some very nice older buildings, and some children playing in a fountain. Two old forts are part of a US┬áNational Historic Site.

We then boarded our ship and set sail for our first port of call, St.┬áThomas in the US Virgin Islands.

Brilliance of the Seas

We didnÔÇÖt spend too much time in St.┬áThomas; instead, we boarded a ferry to head for the small island of St.┬áJohn.
We went on a very nice nature hike in St. John, which lead us to a beautiful, secluded beach where Christine went snorkeling and I took a nap in a hammock.

Tomorrow (Christmas), we will be in St. Lucia.
Everybody on the ship is very excited for Christmas; many people are whistling Christmas carols as they walk down the hall.

Last night, Christine (with my help┬á­čśŤ:p) came in third place in a Name┬áThat┬áFlag trivia contest.

We are having a very good time. The only white we will be seeing this Christmas will be the tops of the waves as we sail along.