The cruise through the Caribbean.

St Maarten, Anguilla, St Kitts, Antigua, Martinique, Barbados

 We are on a cruise through the Caribbean and love it so far.

The first day we went on-board and had a swim in one of the nine swimming pools. Henry loves the fact that there are nine!  We had some ice creams and just looked around the ship. It is the first time we have ever been on one so we didn’t know what to expect. When we lived in Stavanger we saw them day in and day out.  When we considered it we thought it was the best way to see as many islands as possible.

We flew into Puerto Rico the night before and had a relax in one of the hotels there. There was a taxi strike on when we landed so we had to wait for about 1 hour 40 minutes in a queue before a minibus took us to the hotel. There were so many people waiting and I talked to one lady who had been there for 2,5 hours! Not the start we were hoping for but it was nice when we got there.

While we were waiting for our taxi Henry decided to climb a palm tree. He didn't get very far mind you.
While we were waiting for our taxi Henry decided to climb a palm tree. He didn’t get very far mind you.
Henry has discovered that swimming is so exiting! He loves that water.
Henry has discovered that swimming is so exiting! He loves that water.

We saw our ship out of the window of our hotel in Puerto Rico
We saw our ship out of the window of our hotel in Puerto Rico
Walking on board our ship was like walking in any big hotel, only busier!
Walking on board our ship was like walking in any big hotel, only busier!

So far, we have been to St Maarten, Anguilla and today we are in St Kitts. In St Maarten, we sailed to Anguilla on a small boat and went to see some dolphins. We got to touch and play with a male dolphin that was four years old. Henry loved it! He thought it was amazing. We learned different hand movements to get it to cuddle you, kiss you, dance with you and let you stroke it. Henry talked and talked about it all day and evening. After our little lesson, we had lunch and then we went to play on the beach.  Only complaint was that you could not take your own camera into the water and had to buy the professional photos.  They were lovely pictures and of course you wanted to buy them, but damm they were not cheap. 

This is were we went to swim with our dolphine. It was a great experience.
This is where we went to swim with our dolphin. It was a great experience.
Anguilla center.
St Maarten centre.
This is the picture they took and printed out for us were we played with the dolphine.
This is the picture they took and printed out for us where we played with the dolphin.
Henry was so excited when the dolphine kissed him.
Henry was so excited when the dolphin kissed him.

Today we are at St Kitts and I went on my own to do some horse-riding in the rain forest. It was really good. We were nine people in total and we all got a nice, well-kept horse. The horses all had cowboy style saddles and it was quite comfortable. They took us up a small mountain, we had a break and then down again. It was a 3 hour long ride and I will hurt tomorrow. Stephen and Henry came and met me afterwards and we went to the beach.

The horses stood in line waiting for us when we arrived.
The horses stood in line waiting for us when we arrived.
Up through the rainforest.
Up through the rainforest.
This is my horse - thunder! I wasn't to sure when they told me the name, but he was as calm as anything.
This is my horse – thunder! I wasn’t to sure when they told me the name, but he was as calm as anything.
We rode up the mountain and then down again. Down was harder than going up.
We rode up the mountain and then down again. Down was harder than going up.

Henry went to a kids class this morning for an hour and Stephen had a relax (researched which beach to go to). Henry loved it, they made crowns and played and he wants to go back tonight. We are going to take him there after he has had his dinner and he can play while we eat ours.

Henry and daddy are all dressed up for dinner.
Henry and daddy are all dressed up for dinner.
Our ship
Our ship
St Kitts Centre
St Kitts Centre

In the sfternoon we went to a beach further along the coast.
In the afternoon we went to a beach further along the coast.
Ever since a monkey landed on my shoulders in Gambia Henry wanted a monkey to sit on his shoulders. So when we saw the men with the small monkeys today we had to let him do it.
Ever since a monkey landed on my shoulders in Gambia Henry wanted a monkey to sit on his shoulders. So when we saw the men with the small monkeys today we had to let him do it.
Henry is a very happy boy on this holiday.
Henry is a very happy boy on this holiday.

Tomorrow we are going to Antigua and we are planning to swim and play with some Stingrays! This cruise has been great so far 🙂

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