|After a short bus ride to the docks, we boarded the Seaward (Norwegian Cruise Line). I spent some time learning the layout of the ship and then unpacked my luggage. At 6 p.m. it was time for one of the highlights of any cruise, dinner. I stood on the deck and enjoyed the view as the Seaward sailed out of the San Juan Harbor at 10 p.m.|
|The first port that we visited was Santo Domingo, which is the capital of the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1496, Santo Domingo is the oldest European-founded city in the Western Hemisphere. We spent the next day at sea and I enjoyed the day playing cards and trying my luck at the poker machines. The Captain's Cocktail Party was held Tuesday evening.|
|Wednesday's port was Castries, St. Lucia. The island is about 250 miles north of the South American coast. St. Lucia is a mountainous island with tropical vegetation. The main agricultural products are bananas and coconuts.|
in the Butterfly Room, Tuesday evening.
Scandinavia & Russia Cruise