Isn't it a small world. I so regretted the missed opportunity UNTIL my lil sis and I got to visit St. Thomas. And that wasn't without it's adventures, either! There was a nasty virus going 'round the ship. The hospital on board was wanting us to work (both nurses) as they had a woman in their ICU who had a stroke and a crew member who'd had his leg smashed between the ship and one of the tenders. Both had to be heliported to a hospital.
OMG! I was finishing my Masters Degree and the school was closing, BAAAAH! Had an internship set up for 3 mths. on St. Thomas with the health dept. (my degree is in Public Health Administration). Was going to help them set up a tracking program, which by standards of TODAY would have been primitive, but not for then.) Anyway with the school closing, we as a class petitioned and got admitted to another school (Benedictine University) which we graduated from ultimately. But in the interim between the time the school closed and I resumed studies @ Benedicting Univ., my lil sis and I decided we needed a cruise (she had just finished her Bachelors in Nursing like big sis! ME). And we decided to go on a cruise of St. John, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and a private island that the cruise company owned. Delightful! We wouldn't have thought of doing that had I not had the defunct internship on St. Thomas go belly up! We both wanted to see St. Thomas.
Yes, it can be tempting to do nothing, but really . . . didn't veg too much. Always something to see or do. Love the idea of an art safari! 46 days ago
Ah yes, a hopeless romantic couple we are . . . . meeting on board a ship! We went on a cruise for our honeymoon . . . . the same itinerary as the one we'd met on! It was fabulous. And we renewed our vows on the SAME ship (w/about 7 other couples) 3 yrs. later. Just a fabulous way to relax, see different sites, tour and just plain do nothing if that's what you wanna do!