Sorry I haven’t posted but I have been having trouble getting the
internet to work on my iPad! We all arrived in Florida and had a great time sightseeing and shopping before boarding the SPECTACULAR Celebrity Reflection for 7 nights. So far the group is having a wonderful time in the Eastern Caribbean. Our radio broadcast live to Belleville on CJBQ was a roaring success. Also, everyone says hi to folks at home. So far we have enjoyed a lovely private cocktail party in Michael’s club as a group, and visited one of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean – Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico’s landscape encompasses mountains, underground caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and an incredibly massive rain forest that supplies fresh water to most of the island. At the same time San Juan, the capital of the commonwealth, is a big city with a bustling business district, glitzy resorts and casinos, as well as one of the most stunning examples of colonial life in the Western world. Today we are going on a tour with some of our group to see the island of St. Maarten. St. Maarten is a great shopping destination but also is an island with loads of history. The French and the Dutch signed a treaty in 1648 that divided the island between them. The two sides have distinct cultural characteristics and they spell the island’s name differently, but it’s their differences that add to the charm of this Caribbean hideaway not to mention some of the most amazing cuisine in
the world. Tonight a group of us are dining in the beautiful Tuscan Grill restaurant that specializes in steak and seafood. Can’t wait! Tomorrow we dock in st Thomas. Will post an update soon!