A Day in St. Maarten


Yesterday we docked at Philipsburg, St. Maarten and spent the day exploring the island. I was thrilled to see an accessible bus waiting for our group at the pier. It’s the only accessible tour vehicle on the island, and it was reserved exclusively for our group.

Although we did get a bit of rain near the end of the day, the group managed to visit a coffee plantation and the zoo. I also visited the butterfly farm to check out the access. All in all it was a good day.

There is a lot of new development going on around the port area in St. Maarten and I’m happy to report that access has improved greatly since my last visit. Now there is an accessible pathway all the way into town. Previously, the only way to get there was on the inaccessible water taxi. Gladly, all that’s changed now.

The ship is great and although today was a day at sea, there was certainly no shortage of activities to occupy us. I enjoyed my game of miniature golf this morning, and I’ll probably go back and play again on our last day at sea.

Tonight is our second formal night, and we have reservations at Portofino, one of the alternative dining choices aboard this ship. We also have tickets to the ice show, which I hear is excellent. Right now I’m sitting here on my balcony writing this, so I expect I should shake a tail feather and start getting ready. Shorts just won’t make due for formal night!